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New Study: Serious Shortcomings of Risk Assessment Tools in Criminal Justice

More and more studies continue to be published by independent research sources finding risk assessments should not be used in the criminal justice system at this time. Why? There are extreme concerns regarding current risk assessments being used. According to … Continue reading

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New Jersey Criminal Justice; Reform or Regress?

New Jersey Criminal Justice; Reform or Regress? A new report updating New Jesery criminal justice reform implemented in 2017 has been provided to the Governor and the Legislature. So called reforms were implemented in an effort to improve the bail … Continue reading

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New Study Proves Florida Defendants Are NOT Languishing in Jails

Despite all the rhetoric of so-called bail “reformists”, a new study by Dr. David Krahl, University of Tampa proves Florida, like other states, does not have a “languishing” jail population as suggested by some misinformed legislators and bail “reform” advocates. … Continue reading

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2 Out Of 3 Ain’t Bad…Right?

2 Out Of 3 Ain’t Bad…Right?               More and more studies continue to come out regarding secret algorithm risk assessments. A recent study from Indiana courts stated: Bechtel et al. (2016) have conducted a meta-analysis of 16 studies testing the predictive … Continue reading

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New Mexico Rethinking Bail Reform

Two years ago voters in New Mexico, like New Jersey, were duped into believing a constitutional amendment regarding bail reform was necessary and would make New Mexico safer. Clearly, New Mexico bail reform has resulted in bail regress. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- … Continue reading

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Bail Reform – Another Strikeout

Like New Jersey, New Mexico, Maryland, Iowa, Gulfport MS, Mobile AL, Houston TX and many other places in a growing list of failed “Bail Reform”, the law-abiding taxpayers of Atlanta GA are the latest casualty. The article from WABE in … Continue reading

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Monetary Bail and Bail Schedules Ruled Constitutional

Two US Court of Appeals Wins for Victims, Taxpayers, and Law-Abiding Citizens!!! Within one week, two separate US Court of Appeals ruled Money Bail and Bail Schedules Are Constitutional Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit … Continue reading

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Bail Agents Are Professionals

Recently, a long-term Roche Agent, Joyce Weeks of Amherst Bail Bonds in New Hampshire retired. Anyone who knows Ms. Weeks would agree she is a true professional who has always looked out for the best interest of her clients. She … Continue reading

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Bail Reform, the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

In 2016, Alaskans hoping to save money through a “fairer” bail system passed SB 91. Since its enactment, several aspects have already been repealed because the bail reform sold to legislators was a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Dan Carothers retired … Continue reading

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Risk Assessment Tools: All Risk, Little Reward

  July 11, 2018 by Texas Alliance for Safe Communities As more states adopt risk assessment tools to gauge risk and recidivism, questions about efficacy, ethics and racial bias continue to rise The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities today issued the following … Continue reading

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