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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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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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