Michelle Alexander, an opinion columnist for the New York Times made some interesting comparisons between recent criminal justice reforms (especially bail reform) and Jim Crow. That can't be good. So … [Read more...] about E-Carceration and the New Jim Crow
New Jersey has put out a Uniform Crime Report last October that suggested a decrease in crime that just so happened to occur after bail reform was instituted in that state. WNYC picked up on the story … [Read more...] about New Jersey Crime Rate Decrease – is it Real?
So you've had the misfortune of being arrested. Perhaps you're guilty, perhaps you're not, but either way, you need to work your way through the criminal justice system to the end of the process. … [Read more...] about Avoid These Mistakes When You Post Bail
Though the final decision about whether bail release is available to an arrestee almost always rests with a judge, there are certain charges for which release may be all but impossible to secure, … [Read more...] about What charges are not eligible for bail?
"Habeas corpus" is a legal term that is still expressed in Latin, and which is literally translated as something along the lines of "you should present the body [of the detainee] to the court". It … [Read more...] about How long can you spend in jail?
Representative David LeGrand, of Michigan, is trying hard to push through bail reform in his state, and we have to think it's a bit misguided. LeGrand's recent 9-bill bail package is going to be … [Read more...] about In Michigan, LeGrand Pushes Anti-Victim Legislation