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Affidavit: Pulaski County jail clerk posed as bail bondsman, stole $500 through Cash App

By DFDigital | April 7, 2021

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A former intake clerk at the Pulaski County jail has been fired and criminally charged […]

Can’t afford bail? State Supreme Court offers relief for some defendants

By DFDigital | March 22, 2021

This week’s state Supreme Court decision on cash bail could fundamentally alter the state’s criminal justice system — purportedly barring […]

Bail reform at the 2021 Texas Legislature faces uphill battle

By DFDigital | February 21, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott prioritized changing how bail is set. He isn’t addressing people stuck behind bars because they […]

Bill would make Illinois first state to end cash bail

By DFDigital | January 14, 2021

Supporters say it will help poor people they say are unfairly jailed because they can’t pay. Opponents say […]

Pima County will provide bail money for some defendants under new program

By DFDigital | December 11, 2020

Lower-level criminal defendants who can’t afford their bonds can soon get out of jail without having to pay […]

Prop. 25, which would have abolished California’s cash bail system, is rejected by voters

By DFDigital | November 4, 2020

SACRAMENTO —  A ballot measure that would have abolished California’s cash bail system was rejected by the state’s voters […]

California may replace cash bail with algorithms — but some worry that will be less fair

By DFDigital | October 27, 2020

The movement to eradicate bail from America’s justice system will face a crucial test Nov. 3, when California […]

Issues surrounding bail bonds a major focus of Kansas task force on pretrial justice

By DFDigital | September 12, 2020

On the one hand, defendants in criminal cases — who are presumed innocent — shouldn’t be detained in […]

Attorney General asks California Supreme Court to restore Humphrey bail-reform ruling

By DFDigital | August 24, 2020

California’s attorney general is citing the COVID-19 pandemic in asking the state Supreme Court to reinstate the thrust […]

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