Criminals, or at least those accused, don’t always want to do the right thing. When bail bond agents try to approach them, they often take flight. The means of escape are unusual. Often on foot, crooks have been known to jump from windows, flee on bicycles and walk away from jail. None worked. All behind…

As jurisdictions are working to end secured money bail arguments are beginning over their replacement. Judges in California, who recently passed a no-cash bail law, will be given ‘risk assessment’ tools to work from. While imposing pretrial detention ought to be treated as a last resort, bail-reform advocates see the assessment tool as a workaround…

Four decades after starting reform, California has abolished money bail, opponents aren’t happy and Nevada activists are buoyed. In August 2018, California became the only state to abolish cash bail. The state will replace it with a risk assessment methodology in October 2019. Criminal justice system reform groups have been busy campaigning to end cash…

A bail bondsman is a good friend when a person is arrested and faces the prospect of spending months behind bars while waiting for a court date. What happens when the guardians of freedom are themselves in legal jeopardy?

Giving the accused the chance to keep working, or find jobs, moves the justice system closer to desperately needed reform, protects the rights of the accused and saves taxpayer money.

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