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Pretrial Risk Assessments raise concerns

As more states try to reform the bail system, studies continue to surface highlighting some of the concerns with Pre-Trial risk assessment tools which would determine whether to safely release an individual. Recently, there was a signed statement that was … Continue reading

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Mass Crime is the Cause of Mass Incarceration

Prisonpolicy.org, Vera Institute, Pretrial Justice Institute, The Marshall Project and a host of other well-intentioned but disingenuous organizations want you to believe we have an incarceration problem in the United States. They will tell you the US houses about 2.2 … Continue reading

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Monetary Bail is not the Cause of Pretrial Detention

I recently stumbled across an article regarding artificial intelligence in bail. It was titled: Soon, intelligent machines could help decide whether to keep people in jail. It’s time to prepare It noted a Canadian company, Smart Bail, is developing a … Continue reading

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No Bail Equals Jail

Recently, music and fashion artist A$AP Rocky was arrested in Sweden for assault. He and a few members of his crew were walking the streets of Stockholm after he completed a concert. Two individuals followed Rocky and his crew, harassed … Continue reading

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Why does Kentucky still have a Criminal Justice Problem?

I came across an article titled ‘Disparate Justice’ Study Calls for Cash Bail Reform. It is an article regarding Kentucky’s pretrial release system. The article is calling for more criminal justice reform in Kentucky. Kentucky has gone through a series … Continue reading

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Should Facts Matter when Discussing Bail Reform?

Recently, the Tampa Bay Times printed an editorial titled: “Why pay to hold someone in jail because they don’t have $250?” I understand that the Tampa Bay Times clearly noted “Opinions/Editorial” on the Editorial page. As a taxpayer, I certainly … Continue reading

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Algorithmic Bias – Google Proves the Danger of Algorithms in Criminal Justice

Project Veritas recently unloaded a bombshell on Google after an executive admitted, on video, that Google manipulates searches through algorithms in the name of “fairness”. Fairness according to who? Google? Google’s head of “Responsible Innovation”, Jen Genai, was caught on … Continue reading

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New York CJ reform = Regression

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

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Florida Does Not Need Bail Reform

The Orlando Sentinel recently printed a guest columnist opinion titled “State attorneys must prioritize bail reform” When I responded to the publisher with the actual facts, the publisher would not print my response though he stated in his email response; … Continue reading

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Bail Reform: Understanding the Changing Role of the Bail Industry

Starting in 2019, some people accused of crimes in California won’t have to pay a cash bail to be released until their trial. It’s part of a movement known as bail reform. But some opponents, including the American Civil Liberties Union, are … Continue reading

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