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
In Illinois, as in many other states, bail reform was intended to allow minor offenders to get out of jail while awaiting trial, and to stop what was seen as unfairly punishing the poor. In reality, … [Read more...] about In Illinois, Officials Trying to “Opt Out” of Bail Reform
So you've had the misfortune of being arrested. Perhaps you're guilty, perhaps you're not, but either way, you need to work your way through the criminal justice system to the end of the process. … [Read more...] about Avoid These Mistakes When You Post Bail
Though the final decision about whether bail release is available to an arrestee almost always rests with a judge, there are certain charges for which release may be all but impossible to secure, … [Read more...] about What charges are not eligible for bail?
"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?
In New Hampshire, bail reform continues to go awry. The latest incident has Governor Chris Sununu calling specifically for a change to the new law. The reason? Teacher's Aid Adam Jones, accused of … [Read more...] about Governor Sununu Not Happy With Bail Reform Law