In 1976, Kentucky passed legislation that abolished commercial bail bondsmen operating in the commonwealth. For many, this was seen as a positive move forward. Based on what's being said now about … [Read more...] about Kentucky Bail Reform Reaching Consensus
It's a legitimate question. At first glance, bail reform simply seems like the "cause du jour," and one that big companies, celebrities, and non-profits will glom onto for a couple days or weeks … [Read more...] about Why are Big Philanthropy Players Involved in Bail Reform?
In Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the call for criminal justice reform is strong. And that's fair - anything that is poorly administered, dangerous, violates civil rights, and costs taxpayers ungodly amounts … [Read more...] about In Ohio, Calls for Bail Reform Based on Faulty Logic
One the key tenets of the bail bond system is that a monetary incentive will result in better appearance rates at trial. This has been shown to be true by various reports, most notably a Bureau of … [Read more...] about Text Message Reminders to Reduce Failures to Appear
The debate rages regarding bail reform, with proponents of money bail noting that it has a long, rich history in the U.S. legal system and opponents saying it's time for change. It's hard to say who's … [Read more...] about Surety Bail vs. Pretrial Services Programs
Bail reform is a hot topic, as we've mentioned here, here, and here. Because there is great passion surrounding the issue, with both opponents and proponents having "skin in the game" from a financial … [Read more...] about Bail Reform and Pretrial Misconduct – By the Numbers