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
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
Getting charged with a crime - even a misdemeanor - is no small thing. Of course it matters whether you did the thing they're accusing you of, but let's put that aside for a moment. No matter your … [Read more...] about Protect your assets when facing charges
"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?
For many years there has been noise about reforms for the bail bond industry or perhaps even doing away with it altogether. While we absolutely recognize that there are both bad actors in this (just … [Read more...] about Are Bail Bonds Services a Net Positive?
In Springfield, Massachusetts, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno wants bail reform. But it's not the type you may think - far from wanting to see "reform" that lets more people out of jail without financial … [Read more...] about Another Day, Another Criminal Justice Reform Fail