Category: Press Releases

No-Money Bail Movement Fails To Deliver on Promises

Published by the Kings County Bar Association in the December issue of Bar Bulletin By Jeffrey J. Clayton As we have watched the no-money bail movement continue to sling false narratives, the undeniable truth has emerged that the actual no-money bail system is too expensive. The price tag is too high for state and local…

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Over 100 Community, Advocacy Groups Across New York Reject the Basic Precepts of the No Money Bail Movement

Over 100 Community and Advocacy Groups Across New York State Reject the Basic Precepts of the No Money Bail Movement New York, NY – In an unexpected and astonishing move, a letter sent on behalf of “Over 100 Community and Advocacy Groups Across New York State” to Governor Andrew Cuomo have rejected the central tenets of…

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(Op-Ed) “New Mexicans should demand bail amendment” – Albuquerque News Journal

New Mexicans should demand bail amendment (posted in Albuquerque News Journal – Nov 17 2017) The Albuquerque Journal’s (Oct. 29) editorial regarding bail reform for New Mexico concluded there is no necessity for another constitutional amendment on the issue. Inadvertently, it actually proves the point that there is a dire need for one. Justice Charles…

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Federal Judge Rosenthal’s bail reform social experiment is a failure; U.S. Court of Appeals has a chance to restore criminal accountability

Judge Rosenthal’s “bail reform” social experiment is failing in Harris County, Texas as a staggering 34.6% of those released fail to appear by Jeff Clayton, Executive Director, American Bail Coalition This past April, Federal District Judge Lee Rosenthal issued an order granting a preliminary injunction in a case in Houston that asserted that the use…

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“California Chief Justice Workgroup” recommendations on bail system – ABC Statement

California Chief Justice ignores reality and calls for a No Money Bail System that has proven to weaken accountability, play Yahtzee with the issues of victims rights, only to cost taxpayers millions for a new Mythical Criminal Utopia. by Jeff Clayton, Executive Director, American Bail Coalition San Francisco–It should come as no surprise that the…

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BREAKING: Denver, CO – Colorado legislators reject “Reforming Pretrial Risk Assessment & Bonding Bill”

Denver, CO – Colorado legislators today rejected a bail reform Bill aimed at requiring the use of “risk assessments” by failing to advance the Bill out of committee. The “County Jail Funding and Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee” met today to consider Bill 2: “Reforming Risk Assessment and Bonding.” The Bill would have essentially required…

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BREAKING: Utah Judiciary delays implementation of Arnold Foundation tool amid legislative pressure

Salt Lake City, UT – Unconfirmed reports coming out of Salt Lake City, Utah indicate that the Judiciary has delayed implementation of the Arnold Foundation’s “risk assessment tool” amid serious criticisms from Utah legislators. On September 26, 2017, the Utah State Legislature had sent a formal letter to Chief Justice Matthew Durrant of the Utah…

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BREAKING: New Orleans, LA – Oral arguments heard today in O’Donnell v. Harris County federal lawsuit

Update: O’Donnell v. Harris County Today, oral arguments were heard in New Orleans before a panel of three judges sitting on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which covers Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, in the federal case of ODonnell v. Harris County, Texas where the Plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality of the…

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