Denver, CO – Colorado legislators today rejected a bail reform Bill aimed at requiring the use of “risk assessments” by failing to advance the Bill out of committee. The “County Jail Funding and Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee” met today to consider Bill 2: “Reforming Risk Assessment and Bonding.” TheRead More →

Salt Lake City, UT – Unconfirmed reports coming out of Salt Lake City, Utah indicate that the Judiciary has delayed implementation of the Arnold Foundation’s “risk assessment tool” amid serious criticisms from Utah legislators. On September 26, 2017, the Utah State Legislature had sent a formal letter to Chief JusticeRead More →

BREAKING NEWS… Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah State Legislature has sent a formal letter to Chief Justice Matthew Durrant of the Utah Supreme Court and Richard Schwermer, Court Administrator of the AOC, to request that the judiciary “immediately stop in the implementation of the statewide risk assessment tool andRead More →

Update:  Walker v. Calhoun Calhoun, GA – On September 27, 2017,  the State Attorneys General on behalf of the States of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama filed an amicus brief in support of the City of Calhoun, Georgia in this the second appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for theRead More →

Statement on Holland vs Rosen by Jeff Clayton, Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition Camden, NJ – Today, in the case of Holland v. Rosen, where the Plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality of New Jersey’s reformed bail system, the judge issued an order denying the motion for preliminary injunctionRead More →

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Judicial Counsel is scheduled to roll out the controversial Laura & John Arnold Foundation pretrial “risk assessment tool” on November 13, 2017 – but many legislators are questioning the reliability of the tool. The tool claims to make “proven evidenced based” pretrial release decisionsRead More →