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Support for Pretrial Justice Reform: Florida Poll 2018

A poll commissioned by the Pretrial Justice Institute in partnership with the James Madison Institute shows that Florida voters think there should be fewer arrests for low-level offenses, more support services in the community, and a system focused on public safety—not on ability to pay...

Florida Voters Want A Commonsense Approach to Pretrial Justice - James Madison Institute & PJI 2018.pdf


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A Conversation about Pretrial Release and the Future of Cash Bail - The NJC Podcast 2018

In this National Judicial College podcast, Michael Jones of Pinnacle Justice Consulting and Timothy Schnacke from The Center for Legal and Evidence-Based Practices discuss their experiences reforming pretrial justice systems. The topics include the challenges of implementing new pretrial...


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Opinion in Washington v. Huckins - Washington State Court of Appeals Division Two (2018)

In this opinion the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, Division Two, concluded that the trial court abused its discretion in failing to consider less restrictive conditions than money bail. The court remanded this case to the trial court to strike the part of the defendant's sentence...

Opinion in Washington v. Huckins - Washington State Court of Appeals Division Two (2018).pdf


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Pretrial Release and Probation: What is the Same and What is Different? - Schnacke 2018

This paper can serve as a helpful resource that jurisdictions can use for developing effective and lawful pretrial systems that operate within probation departments or with joint probation functions. #Bail

Pretrial Release and Probation- What is the Same and What is Different? - Schnacke 2018.pdf


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Frequently Asked Questions on Bail Reform: End Money Bail - The Leadership Conference 2018

This document address frequently asked questions about The Leadership Conference's position on “money bail” and the devastation that it causes for low-income communities and communities of color. #Bail

Frequently Asked Questions on Bail Reform- End Money Bail - The Leadership Conference 2018.pdf


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Order Granting Summary Judgement in Caliste v. Cantrell - U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (2018)

This is an order granting summary judgement in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Court here denied summary judgement for the defendant, granted summary judgement for the plaintiff and provided for declaratory relief. In doing so, the Court highlights...

Order Granting Summary Judgement in Caliste v. Cantrell (2018).pdf


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Report of the Judicial Council Ad Hoc Committee on Misdemeanor Bail Reform - Judicial Council of Georgia 2018

The Judicial Council Ad Hoc Committee on Bail Reform submitted this report to the Judicial Council of Georgia. The Committee made several recommendations in this interim report. Many of these recommendations were submitted to the Criminal Justice Reform Council with the intention that these...

Report of the Judicial Council Ad Hoc Committee on Misdemeanor Bail Reform - Judicial Council of Georgia 2018.pdf


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Support Grows For Pretrial Justice Reform - PJI 2018

This brief summarizes the results of a nationwide survey of 1,400 registered voters commissioned by the Pretrial Justice Institute and the Charles Koch Institute. The analysis shows that most Americans realize the current pretrial justice system does not work and are open to supporting...

Support Grows For Pretrial Justice Reform - PJI 2018.pdf


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An Examination of Illinois and National Pretrial Practices, Detention, and Reform Efforts - Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 2018

Abstract: This article provides an overview of the main issues driving a renewed focus on pretrial detention, the effects of overuse of pretrial detention, and potential areas of reform with a focus on Illinois law and practices when possible. Illinois has made some progress in pretrial reform...

An Examination of Illinois and National Pretrial Practices, Detention, and Reform Efforts - Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 2018.pdf


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Parga v. Tulsa County (2018)

This is a class action complaint filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Plaintiffs are seeking an order declaring that the Tulsa County detention system violates the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and an order enjoining the...

Parga v. Tulsa County (2018).pdf


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Pretrial Justice Clinic Year End Report - University of Baltimore School of Law 2018

The Pretrial Justice Clinic (PTJC or "the clinic") opened its doors in August 2016 and has now completed its second academic year of operation at the University of Baltimore School of Law (UB). Funded in pad by a generous grant from the Abell Foundation, the PTJC promotes pretrial justice in...

Pretrial Justice Clinic Year End Report - University of Baltimore School of Law 2018 (2).pdf


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Open Roads and Overflowing Jails: Addressing High Rates of Rural Pretrial Incarceration - Levin & Haugen 2018

The pretrial population of defendants has significantly increased in the U.S., namely in rural areas. Jails in smaller jurisdictions account for an unusually large contribution to jail population growth. This paper examines possible explanations for this growth and recommends ways to reduce...

Open Roads and Overflowing Jails- Addressing High Rates of Rural Pretrial Incarceration - Levin & Haugen 2018.pdf


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From Bondage to Bail Bonds: Putting a Price on Freedom in New Orleans - The Data Center 2018

This essay examines the extent to which money bail in New Orleans is a descendant of slavery and subsequent practices of racial exploitation. It describes bail and related practices across the city’s 300-year history, identifying echoes in the present-day regime of money bail. It then explains...

From Bondage to Bail Bonds- Putting a Price on Freedom in New Orleans - The Data Center 2018.pdf


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Displacing Due Process - DePaul Law Review 2017

Abstract: Pre-trial detention is a major driver of mass incarceration in the United States. While over 11 million people are admitted to jails annually, only a small portion – approximately 570,000 – are given long-term prison sentences. Seventy percent of jail inmates are pre-trial detainees...


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Misdemeanor Bail Reform and Litigation: An Overview - GSU Law Center for Access to Justice 2017

This Report was prepared for the Judicial Council Committee on Misdemeanor Bail Reform by the Georgia State University College of Law's Center for Access to Justice. It provides an overview of recent bail reform measures and related litigation in various jurisdictions across the country. The...

Misdemeanor Bail Reform and Litigation- An Overview - GSU Center for Access to Justice 2017.pdf


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Report of the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform - State of Georgia 2018

The Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform has submitted this report to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals for full consideration during the 2018 legislative session....

Report of the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform - State of Georgia 2018.pdf


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A Decade of Bail Research in New York City - NYCJA 2012

A decade-long research project examining the bail system in New York City has been completed by the New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc. (CJA). The research was conceived in the context of CJA’s mission of reducing unnecessary pretrial detention, and it continued in the midst of a...

A Decade of Bail Research in New York City - NYCJA 2012.pdf


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Presumed Innocent for a Price: The Impact of Cash Bail Across Eight New York Counties - NYCLU 2018

To better understand the impact of bail practices in New York, in 2015 the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) sent Freedom of Information Law requests to a sample of eight small, medium and large counties across the state asking for five years of data. The information received offered a...

Presumed Innocent for a Price- The Impact of Cash Bail Across Eight New York Counties - NYCLU 2018.pdf


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Bail Reviewed: Report of the Court Observation Project - Maryland Office of the Public Defender 2018

The Pretrial Court Observation Project was designed to educate community members about the pretrial process, while helping gather important data at the critical time of the recent implementation of a Maryland Court Rule change. This report documents the observations and findings of sixty-four...

Bail Reviewed- Report of the Court Observation Project - Maryland Office of the Public Defender 2018.pdf


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Advancing Bail Reform in Maryland: Progress and Possibilities - Princeton University 2018

This report was prepared for the Baltimore City and Prince George’s County branches of the NAACP. In 2017, the Maryland Court of Appeals enacted a change in court procedure. The new court rule has substantially changed how the bail system operates in Maryland. This analysis points out (1) a drop...

Advancing Bail Reform in Maryland- Progress and Possibilities - Princeton University 2018.pdf