(BREAKING) Salt Lake City, UT – Criminal Justice Committee concerned over rollout of “risk assessment tool” passes motion to demand judiciary delay implementation – ABC’s Jeff Clayton testifies
Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Judicial Counsel is scheduled to roll out the controversial Laura & John Arnold Foundation pretrial “risk assessment tool” on November 13, 2017 – but many legislators are questioning the reliability of the tool. The tool claims to make “proven evidenced based” pretrial release decisions regarding those criminally charged. Today,…
Walker v. Calhoun: Department of Justice files amicus brief stating monetary bail schedules are constitutional
Update: Walker v. Calhoun Calhoun, GA – On September 13, 2017, the United States Department of Justice filed a brief in favor of the constitutionality of the imposition of monetary bail and using a bail schedule based on the offense, if a defendant then has a right to an expedited bail review hearing where the…
ABC’s Jeff Clayton on Senator Harris’ Federal Bail Reform Legislation
SENATOR HARRIS’ FEDERAL BAIL REFORM LEGISLATION IS PROOF THAT WASHINGTON IS TRULY BROKEN (as seen in California Political Review – Sept 11 2017) By Jeff Clayton, Executive Director, American Bail Coalition Most Americans would agree that some degree of bail reform is needed in our country. In fact, there are many dialogues currently taking place…
NO MONEY BAIL ACT
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.
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