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
The purpose of bail is to make sure the defendant shows up at scheduled court hearings. Of course, by the time a defendant is thinking about future court dates, they've more than likely already been … [Read more...] about What Happens at a Bail Hearing?
In Calaveras County, California, a petition featuring nearly 600,000 signatures was submitted recently. The goal? To repeal the recently-enacted bail reform that has the state in an uproar. Senate … [Read more...] about Calaveras County Sees Bail Reform Repeal Coming
If you'd like to read a great analysis of the problems with bail reform, head on over to Jeff Clayton's article on Law 360 for a take from the other side - the less vociferous one that is championing … [Read more...] about Federal Bail Reform Act of 1984 Implodes – Here’s How
From lost jobs and greater dependence on government and taxes to getting shot in the face, bail reform is hurting Americans from coast to coast. The stories about bail reform have been so ugly to date … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Bail Reform Will Hurt YOU, #2 Will Shock You
In California, where bail reform has been most aggressive with the passage of SB10, the bail bonds industry is fighting back with aplomb. That bill, which will go into effect in October, 2019, … [Read more...] about Bail Bonds Industry Likely to Force Vote on Bail Reform in California