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Preventive Detention in Policy & Practice [webcast]

Preventive detention offers courts an option for detaining the highest risk individuals pretrial, but what does it look like in the courtroom? This webcast explores legal considerations for preventive detention. The recording is useful for judges, attorneys, policymakers, and advocates exploring...


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Detaining The Poor - Prison Policy Initiative 2016

This report discusses and analyzes the courts dependency on money bail and the impact it has on the jail pretrial population. The results show that the poorest populations are in pretrial detention, not prisons, and the pre-incarceration income of individuals is provided and broken down by...

Detaining The Poor - Prison Policy Initiative 2016.pdf





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Great Ideas Policy & Reform - Police Chiefs Magazine 2015

Short articles from Police Chiefs Magazine on deflection and citation in lieu of arrest. #Diversion

Great Ideas Policy Reform - Police Chiefs Magazine 2015.pdf



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Women’s Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2017 - Prison Policy Initiative 2017

This report details the number of women who are locked up by various correctional systems and why. It sheds light on how incarcerated women fit into the nation's larger incarceration crisis, and critical insights into drivers of women’s incarceration.




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"Give Us Free": Addressing Racial Disparities in Bail Determinations - Legislation and Public Policy 2014

This article argues that the bail determination process is a racially unbalanced system due to lack of resources, information, and uniformity along with the improper considerations of the defendants’ race and financial status. This has led to racial disparities as well as jail overcrowding in...

Give Us Free-Addressing Racial Disparities in Bail Determinations - Legislation and Public Policy 2014.pdf


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Depenalizing Poverty A Proposal for Improving Harris County Bail Policies - TFDP 2014

Harris County pays millions of dollars each year in order to detain those that can’t afford bail, impacting the individual, the family, and the community. This document discusses how improvements can be made to Harry County’s pretrial justice system. #Bail #Implementation

Depenalizing Poverty A Proposal for Improving Harris County Bail Policies - TFDP 2014.pdf





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Policy Statement on the Predatory Collection of Costs, Fines, and Fees in America's Criminal Courts - NAPD 2015

This document from the National Association for Public Defense discusses the use of fines, fees, and other costs in the pretrial system that disproportionately impacts poor defendants and defendants of color. The NAPD details the process of money collection in criminal cases and explains why it...

Policy Statement on the Predatory Collection of Costs, Fines, and Fees in America's Criminal Courts - NAPD 2015.pdf


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Resolution Endorsing the Conference of State Court Administrators Policy Paper on Evidence-Based Pretrial Release - Conference of Chief Justices 2013

This document contains the resolution of the Conference of Chief Justices advocating for the implementation of evidence-based risk assessments as an alternative to bail in pretrial release. #PolicyStatement #Judicial

Conference of Chief Justices Resolution on Pretrial Justice - 2013.pdf




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The Pretrial Reporter - PJI 2010

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