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
Why are Big Philanthropy Players Involved in Bail Reform?
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 Ohio, Calls for Bail Reform Based on Faulty Logic
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
Text Message Reminders to Reduce Failures to Appear
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
Surety Bail vs. Pretrial Services Programs
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 and Pretrial Misconduct – By the Numbers
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