Numbers raise questions about move to reform bail in Maryland

Numbers raise questions about move to reform bail in Maryland. More unintended consequences of allowing the state and those prosecuting you to be the gatekeepers of your freedom. ___ WBALTV11 – May 29 2018 “In March 2017, an average of 655 arrestees were held each day at Central Booking. In March 2018, the average jumped…

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MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge, Part II; Saint Louis Increases Pretrial Incarceration 21.1% in Year One

In the wake of the Ferguson riots, Criminal Justice Reforms in Saint Louis increased pretrial incarceration by an astonishing 21.1% in one year… May 29, 2018 As part of our ongoing investigation into the “success” (or lack thereof) of the MacArthur Foundation’s effort to reshape mass incarceration, we shift our focus this time on Saint…

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Results In: Bail Reformer MacArthur Foundation Spending Millions to Increase Mass Incarceration in the Palmetto State

MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge: Year One Results are in for Charleston, S.C. May 25, 2018 The MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge is a series of grants to many local jurisdictions to reduce jail populations and basically reduce mass incarceration.  It is thought that by implementing a bunch of new “best practices,” designed by ivory-tower criminologists,…

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit: Clement convincing in historic bail case

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit hears oral arguments in key bail case, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Atlanta, GA – Counsel for the City of Calhoun, Maurice Walker, the American Bail Coalition and Georgia Association of Professional Bondsmen were in Atlanta for oral argument in the landmark bail case Walker v. Calhoun, the…

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John Legend and Rashad Robinson: The Illusion of Justice

  May 24, 2018 It may surprise many to know that the American Bail Coalition and Color of Change have more in common than you may think – we are both champions for communities of color. The recent CNN Opinion “John Legend and Rashad Robinson: End money bail now”, however, is an ugly reminder of…

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Accused car thief arrested a day after being released from jail

Victim, Arrest, Release. NEW Victim, Arrest, Release. New Mexico is in crisis mode as the effects of bail reform and the Arnold tool continue to destroy criminal accountability. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez said it best… “Here in New Mexico, we’ve been working hard to crack down on a catch and release revolving door criminal…

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GOOGLE: Internet Monopoly or Social Engineering?

On the heels of Google’s recent decision to ban the entire private bail industry from advertising on it’s platform, 60 Minutes exposes just how Big Google really is…and how it can’t wipe you off the map with their secret algorithm. Full Segment (VIDEO): Must Watch… http://ow.ly/7LvP30k5R1t 60 Minutes… This past week the Federal Trade Commission…

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Municipal Court vows to cut back on suspects released signing their own bond

Municipal Court vows to cut back on suspects released signing their own bond Accountability matters – even on municipal charges. Mobile, Alabama business owners and other victims of crime will now have relief from the revolving door of “catch & release” that plagued their community since the adoption of this social experiment. News 5 WKRG…

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Criminal justice officials in Smith County say high bonds are necessary

Smith County, TX – Officials question risk assessments in pretrial release. _____ Tyler Morning Telegraph – May 17 2018 Judge Christi Kennedy, who presides over the 114th District Court, called bail reform “probably the hottest topic in criminal justice right now.” She said options besides cash bail present problems. “The problem with bonds or not…

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County attorneys ask lawmakers to hold off on bail reform

New Hampshire – County attorneys ask lawmakers to hold off on bail reform ____ CONCORD, N.H. — County attorneys are weighing in with a stern warning about a proposal to reform the state’s criminal justice bail system. But in a letter sent to Gov. Chris Sununu and other lawmakers working on the bill, the state’s…

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