Speedy Trial Reforms Should be Sought in Order to Reduce PreDisposition Incarceration

imgThe criminal justice process increasing the speed of resolution is the only fair and most simple way to reduce unnecessary detention in jail pending trial. Every percentage decrease in the time of a felony matter to conclude will represent a similar percentage decrease in pre-disposition incarceration or other liberty restricting conditions of release. Applying government or private resources toward increasing spending to increase pre-conviction monitoring or supervision is therefore wasteful because it creates a governmental incentive to keep the status quo and not reduce the time or intensity of supervision. Instead the period from arrest to disposition should be so short that pre-conviction probation is not an economically viable alternative. That would be a good thing.

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4th Generation of Bail Reform

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The 4th Generation of Bail Reform Thirty four years after the federal government embarked on this grand risk-based bail experiment, an experiment which no one thought constitutional at the time, it is now time instead for a fourth generation of bail reform. One that returns the American bail system into what it is supposed to be. A bail bond which is solely based on the defendant’s appearance in which judges set appropriate bail that balances the rights of the victim of crime, the person accused of the crime, and the people who seek to prosecute the accused.5.22 MB11-21-2018 DownloadPreview