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
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Dealing with the criminal justice system has its realities. It’s true that there’s a higher likelihood that people who work in companies that are connected with the criminal justice system (outside … [Read more...] about What Makes for a Good Bail Bondsman?
You may be shocked to learn that, as of June 2018, the average American household has over $175,000 in savings (sources: Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). Of course, … [Read more...] about The Difficult Decision to Post a Cash Bond
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
A report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics that we've cited regularly in past articles points out that roughly half of all pretrial releases occurred within 1 day of arrest, and nearly 75% of such … [Read more...] about Failure to Appear and the Bail Release Process