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Bail Reform Update

Sacramento Bee : DA: Over 70% of offenders released on $0 bail in one California county were re-arrested

Comptroller Lander claims bail reform hasn’t caused more crime — but ignores all evidence it has

A top Union Pacific Railroad official threatened to leave Los Angeles over the District Attorney’s progressive measures.

NY City Justice system is a revolving door : Criminal Justice Reform is keeping gangs and guns on the street of NY.

The Police Officers Research Association of California is against the Zero Bail Policy.

Anti-Bail Advocates are back at it in North Carolina


Florida Sheriffs Association passes Resolution supporting bail.
“Whereas, striking the right balance between ensuring the accountability of a defendant to appear in court, protect public safety, guarantee the rights of victims of crime including having their day in court, and the right of due process in the criminal justice system is of paramount importance.”

Failed Bail Reform Review
A collection of case studies from different states highlighting the results of attempted state specific bail reform efforts.

CA SB-10 Unconstitutional
Harvard Law Review concludes that SB 10 is unconstitutional

CA SB-10 Update 7-17-2019
Technical Flaws of Pretrial Risk Assessments Raise Grave Concerns.

In The News “No Bail” laws lead to lawlessness
If bail bonds are not an option, then judges have full discretion to impose any condition they want.

NY-City, In Wake Of Continued Gun Violence, Pleas To Bring Back Anti-Crime Unit!

Woman, 64, Murdered by a man freed twice under New York’s “bail reform” law.

Ex-con with 24 arrests since April caught on NYC subway with stolen motorcycle, cops say.

NY : Lewis County sheriff: bail reform law was ‘ill conceived’

No business owner will want to open knowing that looters can take what they want and be immediately released to steal again. New York’s bail reform is a failure.

California’s $0 bail rule a risk to public safety
Suspect accused of stealing a COVID-19 test sample was rearrested

California $0 Bail Laws, a Criminal’s Paradise

Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register

Ankle Monitors Are Replacing Cash Bail, But At A Cost


The Trending Cashless Bail No Show, Police issue appearance tickets instead of custody

New Way Forward Act

Artificial Intelligence association concludes that existing risk assessment tools are biased and inaccurate.

Private companies charge defendants hundreds of dollars a month to wear the surveillance devices

Bail Fund Scandal Comes with a Flood of Forfeitures
D.A.: Offenders not being held on excessive bonds

Star News Online (Wilmington, NC) “Explode the myth” that people are “languishing”
The Arnold Tool, Releasing Violent Repeat Offenders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) “We’re failing to protect public safety”
Oklahoma House slams door on cash bail reform bill

Oklahoma House of Representatives’ rejected Senate Bill 252
Soros Implementing His Radical Leftist Agenda By Investing In Criminal Justice

For many years leftist billionaire George Soros has used his wealth to remake our society.

Bail Bond Studies

Dallas Report on Pretrial Release By Robert G. Morris, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Criminology and Director for the Center for Crime and Justice Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas

Pretrial Release of Felony Defendants in State Courts 1990-2004, By Bureau of Justice Statistics (November 2007)

The Effectiveness and Cost of Secured and Unsecured Pretrial Release in California’s Large Urban Counties: 1999-2000 By Michael K. Block, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Law, University of Arizona (March 2005).

The Fugitive: Evidence on Public Versus Private Law Enforcement from Bail Jumping By Eric Helland, Claremont-McKenna College and Alexander Tabarrok, George Mason University, Published in University of Chicago Journal of Law and Economics (April 2004).

Warnken Report on Pretrial Release by the Maryland Bail Bond Association, Prepared by Professor Byron L. Warnken, University of Baltimore School of Law (February 2002).

Estimating Cost of MD Pretrial Services Department

Zero Bail vs Posted Bail Study

Court Rulings

Welchen v. Harris, October 11, 2016 Order Declaring American Bail System constitutional and dismissing claim that bail violates equal protection rights of accused.

Case 2:16-cv-00185-TLN-DB Document 30 Filed 10/11/16

State Forfeiture Rules

The following gives a state by state summary for forfeiture time before summary judgment, remission period, remission amount and other miscellaneous facts per state.

50 State Forfeiture Summary List