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
The reasons for the need for criminal justice reform in the U.S. are many and varied. Most, however, are related to issues of poverty, substance abuse, and mental health. And while much too little is … [Read more...] about North Dakota to Spend $750K on Pretrial Services Project
"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?
California continues to be ground zero for the fight over money bail in the U.S. The state's new law abolishing cash bail will be challenged by the bail industry and the voters, over 500,000 of whom … [Read more...] about Bail Bondsmen Continue to Fight Back
Hell on Earth In Maryland, being arrested in Baltimore comes with uglier consequences than one might expect. You see, if you happen to be unfortunate enough to go to jail in Baltimore, you'll sit in … [Read more...] about Bail Reform Shows No Positive Impact in Maryland
You've no doubt heard the terms "jail" and "prison", and unless you have some familiarity with the criminal justice system, you probably use them interchangeably, understanding them to be simply … [Read more...] about The difference between Jail and Prison