While some are predicting that recent legislation across various states - especially California - may be the death knell for cash bail in the U.S., others aren't so sure of that contention. To … [Read more...] about Bail Reform Issue is Far From Settled
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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
As early as 2001, nearly 300 pretrial services programs were operating in the U.S. These programs varied in their complexity, as well as the source of service provision. Among the entities managing … [Read more...] about Pretrial Services Programs & Bail – Further Study
The latest articles we've added here to the resources section of the Fred Frank Bail Bonds website have focused on a report from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics that takes a true "deep dive" … [Read more...] about BJS Outlines the Case For and Against Commercial Bail
It's really the question that should be at the heart of the issue of whether commercial bail - also called cash bail, "financial release," money bail, bail bonds, and others - is effective. The point … [Read more...] about Does Commercial Bail Reduce Failures to Appear?
Today, and in the days and weeks to come, we're going to continue to dissect the numbers as they relate to pretrial release and bail reform. Arguments made on both sides of this issue focus, quite … [Read more...] about A Deep Dive Into the Statistics Behind Bail Reform