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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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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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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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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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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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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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Purpose of Risk Assessment tools failing

    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

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