“When They See Us” Shines a Light on Pretrial Reform
From Selma to 13TH, Ava DuVernay’s films inspire meaningful discussions about the criminal justice system. By recounting real-world injustices, she asks us to interrogate moments in history that have long been misperceived and misunderstood. With the release of the limited Netflix series When They See Us, DuVernay proves that what happened thirty years ago is […]
New Study: Judicial Release Decisions
MDRC measures impact of the Public Safety Assessment and related policy changes in North Carolina and finds decreased use of money bail, more people being released on their own recognizance, and no increase in failures to appear in court or new crime
Jeremy Travis: Public overwhelmingly supports reforming bail system
Quietly and with little fanfare, The Pew Charitable Trusts released a stunning report detailing Americans' opinions on bail reform. I'll cut to the chase: The public overwhelmingly supports changing our pretrial system.
Call To End Cash Bail In Bexar County Intensifies
A group of activists delivered petitions to several Bexar County judges on Thursday calling for the elimination of the use of cash bail or bond for people waiting to appear before a judge.
Cory Booker: It’s time for the next step in criminal justice reform
Edward Douglas woke up on Jan. 10, 2019, in a federal penitentiary in Pekin, Ill., where he had spent every morning of the past 15 years of his life.
Unable to Post Bail? You Will Pay for That for Many Years
Cash bail favors the rich, who can pay it and go home, while poorer people are frequently forced to remain in jail while they await trial.
NFL activists: Nation should follow Philly’s lead on bail reform, nonviolent charges
Last year, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner stopped seeking cash bail for a variety of nonviolent charges, including drug possession and prostitution.
Editorial: Is bail reform dangerous? What the data really says
If you want to see the future of bail reform in Texas, look to Philadelphia.