Statement on the Amicus Brief Filed by the U.S. Justice Department
THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S INVOLVEMENT IN LOCAL BAIL POLICY IS NOTHING NEW—THE DEPARTMENT HAS TO REFORM SOMETHING SINCE IT CHOOSES TO DO NOTHING TO REFORM THE BROKEN FEDERAL BAIL SYSTEM News media outlets around the Country are reporting on the recent filing of an amicus brief by U.S. Justice Department officials, in what one outlet called…
O’Donnell v. Harris County Discussed with KTSA-AM in San Antonio Texas
Jeff Clayton interviews with KTSA-AM in San Antonio Texas regarding O’Donnell v. Harris County.
Richland County Public Defender Argues Pretrial Program Unconstitutional
South Carolina Chief Public Defender E. Fielding Pringle Argues that the Pretrial Program in Richland County, South Carolina is Unconstitutional If you follow what is the current bail reform debate, arguments in favor of using supervision by government or private programs using electronic monitoring instead of the accountability that a surety bail bond provide are…
THE 10% CASH DEPOSIT BAIL SCHEME
• AKA The 90% Discount •
Over the last many years courts in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina and others have started using bail to guarantee payment of court fines and costs rather than the defendant’s appearance in court.
The result is, the courts have raised a lot of money at the expense of thousands of failures to appear, thousands of unserved warrants and profound negative impact on public safety and justice for victims of crime.
NO MONEY BAIL ACT
ABC MEMBER COMPANIES
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