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Federal Judge Says no to Get out of Jail Free Policies due to COVID-19

Many see the COVID-19 pandemic as having the potential to wreak considerable havoc on American prisons and jails. Lately, the thorny question has been raised whether certain, non-violent criminal offenders should be released early as a way to minimize the threat to incarcerated individuals, as well as jail personnel. Texas, for its part, has answered …

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It’s Time for the Texas Legislature to Fix Bail Review Procedures

U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction against Dallas County, Texas in September of 2018 in the case of Daves v. Dallas County, Texas. This case represents a long line of bail cases brought by the Civil Rights Corps. In …

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Petition Submitted to Overturn California Bail Legislation

A petition signed by close to 600,000 voters was submitted by the American Bail Coalition as part of an effort to overturn Senate Bill 10 (SB10) in California. The bail legislation which passed in 2018 deals with changes in bail practices and procedures which some consider dangerous. A coalition of public safety leaders, criminal justice …

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Fighting Back Against States’ Efforts to Rethink and Overhaul an Antiquated Money Bail System

Many states are trying to overhaul the bail industry with the assumption that currently, it allows those with money to bond out, while poorer individuals remain jailed. Those involved in bail bonds are fighting back stating it is not the bail industry that is responsible. Understanding Commercial Bail Bonds In states where commercial bonding is …

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Bail Bond Industry Fights Back Against Moves to Limit or End Cash Bail

With more states considering legislation to eliminate bail bonds, the industry is working to fight back. Bail bonds are utilized by citizens in almost every corner of the country with only a few states having banned the process which allows many defendants to be freed from jail while awaiting their trial. Why Prohibit the Bail …

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