Earlier this week, the New York daily news highlighted some of the “reform” efforts the legislature is trying to pass to reduce the jail population in New York, and specifically Rikers Island. The changes that are being pushed is startling. … Continue reading
In New York, the Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium recently pushed for more specific language designed to protect the victims of domestic violence in a bail reform bill being spearheaded by Governor Cuomo.
This proposed class action presents a constitutional challenge to the bail practices of the state court in Leon County, Florida. The record would support a finding that the court routinely sets unaffordable bail with the effect, and sometimes with the … Continue reading
Throughout the history of our Criminal Justice System, Judicial discretion has been an integral element when setting bail. Judges are often the most ethical, intelligent, and respected people in their communities. Before this social movement of bail reform, … Continue reading
As Bail reform sweeps the country, several unintended consequences are occurring. As previous posts have stated, the failure to appear rates are skyrocketing in jurisdictions that have adopted some type of reform. Harris county Texas jumped to almost a 40% … Continue reading
Bail Reformists continue to spew lies regarding defendants being the victim and how well unaccountable reform is working. Houston Texas tried it and they have a deplorable 45% failure to appear rate. Other jurisdictions are seeing the same results. Mobile … Continue reading
DC Pretrial Failure – 10 years of NO improvement; Massive Taxpayer Expense Though DC claims to have eliminated “monetary” bail. Do not be fooled. They have not. All they did was shift over $500 million in cost from the defendant … Continue reading