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‘What Bail Does Is Coerce Guilty Pleas’

Janine Jackson: National Mama’s Bailout Day aimed, successfully, to get dozens of incarcerated black women home for Mother’s Day. The action could be supported with data: Black women are 44 percent of ... read more

Tulsa World editorial: Reform Oklahoma's unsustainable cash bail laws

It turns the U.S. Constitution’s promise of innocent until proven guilty ... bail is to make sure a person accused of a crime shows up for subsequent court hearings. Period. Full stop. It isn’t meant ... read more

$5K bail request for accused sandwich thief sparks battle between D.A., lawyers group

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A request for bail for a 54-year-old man accused of stealing a ... Kress said that taking a guilty plea was Ibarra’s best option, since if he had stayed in jail, he would have ... read more

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New Orleans Prosecutors Routinely Violate Defendants’ Right to Counsel to Keep Them in Jail

When Bonham was brought before an Orleans Parish magistrate judge to have his bail set on the murder charge ... The DA’s office, he wrote, does not comment on the “false assertions ... read more

Bail Called “Shockingly Effective Way To Coerce Guilty Pleas” From Poor

While this sounds fine in theory, Feige says, in practice it is “a shockingly effective way to coerce guilty pleas ... It does not have to be this way. Several years ago the Bronx Defenders helped ... read more

Misericordia University presents six students with Service Award

Wicks, who was released on bail at about 5 p.m. Thursday ... A dispositional hearing is a proceeding where defendants offer a plea of guilt or not guilty and is given a trial date. Collins did not ... read more

Feds Broke Up Alleged Scheme to Send Surplus Pentagon Gear to Iran

Davidson was released on bail ... his not-guilty plea, his case is still awaiting trial. A "Summary of Major U.S. Export Enforcement, Economic Espionage, and Sanctions-Related Criminal Cases" ... read more

Louisiana should eliminate money bail

In New Orleans, for-profit bail companies ... a steady stream of guilty pleas and verdicts to fund their offices? Would you doubt your ability to get justice? … You’ve got to concede that there is ... read more

Student, 21, ‘accidentally beat his own mum to death with a baseball bat after mistaking her for an intruder’

Whatever the state does to him will pale in comparison to ... He has not yet entered a guilty or not guilty plea and is currently being held on $30,000 bail at Kane County jail. ... read more

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

The bail industry coalition seeking to block the law has raised at least $3 million for its referendum efforts, arguing it is in favor of some changes to the system, not a complete elimination of cash ... read more

Holding someone in jail simply because they can’t pay bail is unjust

The district attorney understands the leverage he has with this system and uses it to his advantage, often to leverage plea deals from those unable to afford bail. Some people will plead guilty to a ... read more

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