In New Jersey, a sort of Kafkaesque nightmare has arisen for those who worked in the bail bonds industry before the state passed money bail "reform" in 2017. You see, these bail bondsmen can no longer … [Read more...] about Heavy Handedness in the Bail Reform World
The debate rages regarding bail reform, with proponents of money bail noting that it has a long, rich history in the U.S. legal system and opponents saying it's time for change. It's hard to say who's … [Read more...] about Surety Bail vs. Pretrial Services Programs
It's really the question that should be at the heart of the issue of whether commercial bail - also called cash bail, "financial release," money bail, bail bonds, and others - is effective. The point … [Read more...] about Does Commercial Bail Reduce Failures to Appear?
We started our deep dive into the details of bail, bail bonds vs. pretrial release, and bail reform in a previous post, and will continue to review and comment on this very important issue. The … [Read more...] about An Overview of Bail from BJS
The issue of bail reform is a hot topic. And it promises to be for many years to come as legal battles are being waged in individual states throughout the U.S. all the way up to the Supreme Court. … [Read more...] about Bail Reform – The Numbers in Maryland Don’t Add Up