A public defender in Minnesota laments the conditions at a local prison. He sees women in jail for no other reason than an inability to pay for their bail. For Dan Lew, the Northeastern Minnesota … [Read more...] about Minnesota Sees Bail Reform Rhetoric Heating Up
An arrest can happen at any time (though we know that it's more likely on nights and weekends), and you may be at work, at home with the kids or sitting back enjoying some football when the phone … [Read more...] about 5 Awesome Ways to Help Your Arrested Friend
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
If you're in the unfortunate situation of having to defend yourself against criminal charges in a court of law, one of the fundamental decisions you'll need to make is who will represent you in your … [Read more...] about Private Lawyers vs. Public Defenders
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
Every defendant arrested in Baltimore City who has a bail set by the District Court Commissioner is entitled to a bail review hearing within 24 hours of being “booked” at The Central Booking and … [Read more...] about What Happens At Baltimore City Bail Review ?