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, Officials Trying to “Opt Out” of Bail Reform
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
Avoid These Mistakes When You Post Bail
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
New Bail Reform Rules in Delaware – Where Will This Head?
Following a legislative mandate to move from a cash bail system to one that determines whether arrestees should be released pending trial, the state of Delaware is moving to implement that … [Read more...] about New Bail Reform Rules in Delaware – Where Will This Head?
The difference between Jail and Prison
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
In Massachusetts, Violent Criminals to Be Kept Off Streets
In Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker is calling for a new initiative that will allow district attorneys to consider how dangerous an arrestee is when determining if they will be held in jail until … [Read more...] about In Massachusetts, Violent Criminals to Be Kept Off Streets