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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Jeff Clayton on NPR’s “All Things Considered” concerning California Bail Reform

California’s Bail System Is ‘Unsafe And Unfair,’ Study Finds (reported Eric Westervelt of NPR) “I think the bail industry and the research shows we do our best work, in terms of reducing long-term fugitive rates and returning people to court when they flee, in high-risk felony cases,” says Jeff Clayton, director of the American Bail…

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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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Camp Springs, MD – Man charged with attempting to kill, rape woman inside her home was released by D.C. Pretrial Services “High-Intensity Supervision Program” in September

Rape suspect had been charged with sex abuse in September and released, officials say (published by Fox News – Oct 24 2017) A man charged with sexual assault in the nation’s capital less than a month ago was arrested in a Washington suburb over the weekend for attempting to rape and kill a woman inside…

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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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‘BLACK BOX’ ALGORITHMS IN GOVERNMENT

AI EXPERTS WANT TO END ‘BLACK BOX’ ALGORITHMS IN GOVERNMENT (published by Wired.com  – 10.18.17) THE RIGHT TO due process was inscribed into the US constitution with a pen. A new report from leading researchers in artificial intelligence cautions it is now being undermined by computer code. Public agencies responsible for areas such as criminal justice, health, and…

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