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Category Archives: Bail Reform

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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“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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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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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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Bail reform: A slap in the face to victims and survivors

I go to work each day to protect our nation’s most vulnerable — our children. As president of Stop Child Predators, it’s my job to educate families on sexual assault prevention and to stem the tide of dangerous trends that … Continue reading

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