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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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American Judges Association Resolution on Pretrial Justice - AJA 2017

"...NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the American Judges Association urges court leaders to:1. promote and support the adoption of evidence-based risk assessment and management in making the bail determination;2. eliminate practices that cause defendants to remain incarcerated solely because...

American Judges Association Resolution on Pretrial Justice - AJA 2017.pdf


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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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Improving Responses to People with Mental Illness at the Pretrial Stage, Executive Summary - CSG 2015

This summary covers the essential elements taken from the full report Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses. #PreventiveDetention #Diversion

Improving Responses to People with Mental Illness at the Pretrial Stage, Executive Summary - CSG 2015.pdf


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Improving Responses to People with Mental Illness at the Pretrial Stage - CSG 2015

This document discusses the impact of pretrial detention on defendants with mental illnesses. Spending unnecessary time in jail prevents them from their established treatments and support system, and also increases their chances of involvement with the criminal justice system again in the future...

Improving Responses to People with Mental Illness at the Pretrial Stage - CSG 2015.pdf


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Moving Beyond Money: A Primer on Bail Reform - Harvard Law School 2016

Published by the Harvard Law School's Criminal Justice Policy Program, Moving Beyond Money helps to chart a path forward. It provides guidance on how to structure pretrial decision-making in a way that preserves the integrity of the judicial process and protects public safety while also ensuring...

Moving Beyond Money- A Primer on Bail Reform - Harvard Law School 2016.pdf


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Key Features of Holistic Pretrial Justice Statutes and Court Rules - PJI 2016

This report explores aspects of statutes and laws that may help or hinder achieving the three goals of the 3DaysCount campaign: reducing unnecessary arrests that destabilize families and communities; replacing discriminatory cash bail with practical, risk-based decision making; and restricting...

Key Features of Holistic Pretrial Justice Statutes and Court Rules - PJI 2016.pdf


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Finishing the Job Modernizing Maryland's Bail System - Abell 2016

This report covers the three recommendations given to implement a much needed bail reform in Maryland. These include putting fewer people in jail pending adjudication, use a risk-based decision making system, and enforce preventative detention for defendants that are highest risk. #Judicial ...

Finishing the Job Modernizing Marylands Bail System - Abell 2016.pdf


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Pretrial Justice: Problem & Solution - PJI 2016

This brief summarizes the problem of pretrial injustice in America and commonsense solutions. #RiskManagementandSupervision #RiskAssessment #PreventiveDetention

Pretrial Justice Problem & Solution - PJI 2016.pdf


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Pretrial Risk Assessment in the Federal Court - Luminosity 2009

A study was sponsored by the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT) and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to identify statistically significant and policy relevant predictors of pretrial outcome and to identify federal criminal defendants who are most suited for pretrial...

Pretrial Risk Assessment in the Federal Court - Luminosity 2009.pdf