Category: Press Releases

Fundamental Cracks in the Foundation: A Mid-Year Report on Failing Efforts to Eliminate the Constitutional Right to Bail

Fundamental Cracks in the Foundation: A Mid-Year Report on Failing Efforts to Eliminate the Constitutional Right to Bail June 13, 2016 I.               Summary The American Bail Coalition (ABC) along with various criminal justice stakeholder partners has been deeply involved at the national, state and local levels of government in the constantly changing dialogue on detention and…

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ABC Calls for Approval of Ban-the-Box and Fair-Chance Policies

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 14, 2015) – The American Bail Coalition today called on state policy-makers to pursue fair-chance or ban-the-box policies to ensure that citizens with a criminal record have every fair chance to attain a job and stable employment. “Our members know from first-hand experience that the lack of stable employment is a driving…

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