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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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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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The Victims of Domestic Violence Worry That Bail Reform Could Put Them in Danger

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.

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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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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT – NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA — RULES ON CHALLENGE TO BAIL PRACTICES

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

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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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“DETAINING OR RELEASING DEFENDANTS FROM PRETRIAL CONFINEMENT: A CASE FOR THE CONTINUED USE OF SURETY BONDING AS A COST – CONTAINING MECHANISM FOR SECURED PRETRIAL RELEASE”: David E. Krahl, Ph.D.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM One of the principal arguments that undergirds the opposition to surety-based pretrial release is that people are languishing away in pretrial detention because they cannot afford the cost of a surety bond in order to secure … 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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