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Bail reform is state’s latest, most sweeping move in criminal justice reform efforts

Jerry Brown signed a sweeping new law that eliminated cash bail in the state’s massive court system last month, it marked both the latest step in the state’s reform of the criminal justice system ... ... read more

California Bail Reform: Chief Justice Says Overhaul Will Happen With or Without New Law

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Tuesday defended a landmark new ... which criminal justice groups say would reduce most of their concerns with the state law. Legislators are also ... read more

N.J.’s bail reform did not cause a spike in crime, report says. But the program is going broke.

The move placed New Jersey in the national spotlight as one of the first states to adopt such sweeping reforms. Lawmakers in the state of New York just passed their own version of bail reform, ... read more

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Assemblymember Walker, Sponsor of Bail Reform Bill, Optimistic About 2019

Assemblymember Latrice Walker, a Brooklyn Democrat, has been pushing for criminal justice reform in New York ... one of the most significant proposals is Walker’s bail reform bill, which passed the ... read more


Bail bond industry moves to block sweeping California law, submitting signatures for a 2020 ballot referendum

“This is a reckless attempt to reform the state’s bail ... for abolishing the state’s money bail system, ushering in one of the most sweeping criminal justice reforms of his administration. Under the ... read more

Bail reform will bring justice

New York’s criminal justice system ... of pretrial reform and more than two-thirds of Democrats, Republicans and independents in our state support such efforts. Our city and state’s most powerful ... read more

Key Factor in Improving Overall Public Safety is Bail Reform

Today the most frequent form ... With a wave of reform sweeping the nation, bail reform is evolving in Massachusetts. Massachusetts own Gov. Charlie Baker, with bi-partisan support, signed a landmark ... read more

Challenge DA’s uninformed claims about criminal justice reform bills (Commentary)

In a Feb. 12, 2019, Post-Standard commentary, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick railed against criminal justice reform bill proposals that would revise the bail ... While most of ... read more

Americans Are Receptive to Bail Reform

In the eyes of criminal-justice reform advocates ... abandoned their pre-set cash-bail policies, while states such as Connecticut and Illinois have reformed their bail systems. This week, New Jersey’s ... read more

Here's how much N.J. jail population fell since bail reform

TRENTON-- The number of defendants awaiting trial behind bars dropped 20 percent this year as New Jersey rolled out sweeping changes to its criminal justice system ... because they can't afford cash ... read more

California's chief justice says bail overhaul will continue with or without the new law

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Tuesday defended a landmark new ... which criminal justice groups say would reduce most of their concerns with the state law. Legislators are also ... read more



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