Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor announced recently that she's going to form a 24-member task force that will take a close look at the system of bail in Ohio. The group will then … [Read more...] about Ohio is Studying Bail Reform…Yet Again
Bail Reform - The Raging Debate
Bail reform is a hot topic throughout the entire country, and has been for some time. There are many opinions on both sides of the issue, plenty of misinformation and half-formed logic put forth, and emotionally-charged exchanges between advocacy groups. But what is the truth of bail reform? What are the issues that really matter to Americans? We'll discuss that herein with a series of longer articles and short news updates that follows the ongoing discussion.
If you want to read an interesting account of the relationship between bail reform and drug relapses, WOBM has a take you don't want to miss. Unintended consequences - the particular specialty of … [Read more...] about Bail Reform and Rehab
In New Jersey, a man busted for counterfeiting was released from jail pending his trial. Less than a month later, he was caught (again) with close to $1,000 in counterfeit bills. Andrew Lochard, 29 … [Read more...] about New Jersey Bail Reform Strikes Again with Counterfeiter
In Illinois, as in many other states, bail reform was intended to allow minor offenders to get out of jail while awaiting trial, and to stop what was seen as unfairly punishing the poor. In reality, … [Read more...] about In Illinois, Officials Trying to “Opt Out” of Bail Reform
The reasons for the need for criminal justice reform in the U.S. are many and varied. Most, however, are related to issues of poverty, substance abuse, and mental health. And while much too little is … [Read more...] about North Dakota to Spend $750K on Pretrial Services Project
If you like cold snowy days, skiing, snowshoeing, and general outdoor fun in the winter (and year-round, really), New Hampshire is one of the best places to be on the east coast. If you're a police … [Read more...] about Bail Reform is Getting Crazy in New Hampshire