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CA Senate Bill 10 “Bail Reform” – Hollow Hope with Expansion of Preventative Detention & Biased Pretrial Risk Assessments

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 10 “Bail Reform” has rapidly gone 180 degrees in another direction, creating hollow hope of preventative detention along with a risk assessment judicial regulatory nightmare. August 17 2018 Having finally seen the draft that has alarmed the former coalition that supported and now is vehemently opposing Senate Bill 10, we…

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BREAKING: US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit Serves Up Huge Win for Harris County Criminal Court at Law Judges

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit grants request to issue a stay in Harris County bail case giving the County Criminal Court at Law Judges a huge win. August 15, 2018 There is no right to an affordable bail in the United States—only a right to be heard within 48 hours on whether…

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Iowa: Vindication for Governor Reynolds on Pretrial Risk Assessments

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ ahead of the curve in halting pretrial risk assessments – now vindicated for her decision. August 6 2018 Governor Reynolds was widely criticized for halting the pilot project in Iowa that is employing the use of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation Public Safety Risk assessment as an alternative to the…

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California ACLU’s Support of Senate Bill 10 Unexplainable

California ACLU’s support of Senate Bill 10 in light of national movement against risk assessments remains unexplainable. August 4 2018 When 115 national civil rights groups came together last week, the message was pretty clear.  The first 13 words of the letter read as follows: “We believe that jurisdictions should not use risk assessment instruments…

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Pretrial Risk Assessments: Civil Rights Groups Call for Ban, Arnold Foundation Doubles Down in Support of Risk Tool

Arnold Foundation vehemently affirms support for Pretrial Risk Assessments: Ignores National Civil Rights Groups’ call for elimination and notes it’s pouring in more cash to spread the PSA Tool. August 1 2018 Yesterday, in a stunning rebuke to the use of pretrial risk assessments in the criminal justice system, over 100 national groups, including the…

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BREAKING: Over 100 National Organizations Deal A Stunning Rebuke to Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools

The NAACP, ACLU and others are calling for the End of Pretrial Risk Assessments in the United States. July 31 2018 As bail reform groups such as the Pretrial Justice Institute continue to push the expansion of pretrial risk assessments across the country, national groups are going in the exact opposite direction, rejecting the fundamental…

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Bernie Sanders’ “No Money Bail Act” Nothing More than a Litmus Test for his next Presidential Run

Senator Bernie Sanders’ “No Money Bail Act” Nothing More than Passing George Soros’s Litmus Test to Run for President July 26 2018 by Jeff Clayton, Executive Director When we heard the news recently about Senator Sanders’ federal legislation to end money bail in the United States, several thoughts immediately came into our minds. The first…

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Former NJ Attorney General Christopher Porrino’s Weak Pitch for Bail Reform

As the rest of the nation waits for actual proof that NJ Bail Reform has worked, proponents continue to cite New Jersey as the model for all things bail – with data that doesn’t prove anything. July 16 2018 by Jeff Clayton, Executive Director, American Bail Coalition Former New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino, in…

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Former NY Chief Judge Lippman’s Decade Old Re-Cycled Op-Ed Still a Half-Truth on Bail Reform

Former New York Chief Judge Lippman Strikes Again: Another Re-Cycled Op-Ed from A Decade Ago and Still Telling Only Half of the Story July 13 2018 Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, the former head of the State Judiciary in the Empire State, has managed to get Fox News to republish a version of an op-ed about…

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BREAKING: Third Circuit Tap Dances to Uphold Challenge to NJ Bail Reform Act

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upholds challenge to New Jersey’s Bail Laws by engaging in a legal tap dance – paving the way for additional challenges and a potential trip to the U.S. Supreme Court. July 9, 2018 – Jeff Clayton, Executive Director It’s been a generation since Courts began considering the…

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