Bail Bond News & Information

Bail Reform Update

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

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

NY Post, NYPD Deputy Commissioner slams bail reform

Electronic Monitoring Drives Defendants Into Debt
Private companies charge defendants hundreds of dollars a month to wear the surveillance devices

Bail Fund Scandal
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

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