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New Ohio bail reform plan excludes key recommendation

Statehouse News Bureau, Jan. 21, 2020


NYC expands supervised release ahead of bail reforms

Queens Daily Eagle, Nov. 12, 2019

Proposal seeks to reinstate jail bonds

Cape Gazette, Oct. 31, 2019

All sides unpack flaws in bail reform as commission begins work

New Hampshire Union Leader, Oct. 20, 2019

Gov. Sununu to convene lawmakers to address bail reform concerns

Foster’s Daily Democrat, Oct. 5, 2019

Minneapolis seeks alternative to cash bail for low-level crimes

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sept. 18, 2019

San Francisco reaches settlement on money bail system

Courthouse News Service, Aug. 20, 2019

Group calls for end to cash bail in New Orleans

The New Orleans Advocate, June 12, 2019

Cash bail still in NY judges' tool belts after major reforms

City and State New York, April 1, 2019

Editorial: Reform bail laws

Toledo Blade, March 24, 2019

Oklahoma Senate sends bail reform measure to the House

Public Radio Tulsa, March 15, 2019

New York City’s bail success story

The Marshall Project, March 14, 2019

The ACLU just sued Philly court officials over bail

Philadelphia Inquirer, March 12, 2019

Will Texas pass bail reform this year?

Texas Public Radio, March 12, 2019

Call to end cash bail in Bexar County intensifies

Texas Public Radio, March 11, 2019

Commentary: Pretrial detention is not a cure-all

Albuquerque Journal, March 11, 2019

Durham judges set new policy to reduce the use of cash bail

Raleigh News & Observer, March 1, 2019

Charlottesville ahead of the curve on bail reform

Associated Press, Feb. 25, 2019

Pretrial risk assessment explained

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Feb. 18, 2019


Kentucky lawmakers say criminal justice reform possible in 2019

Cincinnati Public Radio WVXU Dec. 3, 2018

Criminal justice experts lay out roadmap for bail reform

New Hampshire Public Radio, Nov. 19, 2018

California Judicial Council lays groundwork for bail reform

Courthouse News Service, Sept. 21, 2018

Editorial: End money bail. Now

Washington Post, Sept. 2, 2018

Bail overhaul legislation advances in California

Courthouse News Service, Aug. 16, 2018

U.S. senators take aim at bail industry backers

The Marshall Report, Aug. 6, 2018

Pennsylvania’s bail system keeps poor people in jail

Allentown Morning Call, July 20, 2018

National poll shows support grows for pretrial justice reform

Pretrial Justice Institute, July 12, 2018

New Hampshire governor signs bail reform bill

Associated Press, July 3, 2018

Protesters march for bail reform in St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 19, 2018

Two weeks in jail without seeing an attorney

San Antonio Express-News, May 19, 2018

Commentary: America’s Broken Bail System Substitutes Cash for Justice, Leaves Poor Behind Bars

Daily Beast, May 10, 2018

Challenging the bail system in Texas

National Law Journal, April 30, 2018

Editorial: Bail reform is step in right direction

Gainesville Sun, April 25, 2018

Meet the "poster children" for bail reform

Davis Vanguard, April 24, 2018

Commentary: Antiquated bail reform system needs reform

Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 22, 2018

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New Hampshire House passes bail reform bill

The Associated Press, April 20, 2018

Massachusetts criminal justice system overhauled

Beacon Hill Patch, April 13, 2018

Ohio considers altering its bail system

Toledo Blade, April 6, 2018

Commentary: Bail reform makes California safer for all

San Diego Union-Tribune, April 4, 2018

SF DA asks California Supreme Court to review bail ruling

San Francisco Chronicile, March 30, 2018

Poll shows Ohio voters overwhelmingly support bail reform

Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 23, 2018

Opinion: Fixing a broken bail system

Concord Monitor, March 21, 2018

Opinion: Cuyahoga County needs to support bail reform now

Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 21, 2018

Cuyahoga County Bail Reform Task Force report and recommendations

Pretrial Justice Institute, March 16, 2018

The high cost of unlicensed bail bonds

The Atlantic, March 2, 2018

Prosecutors turn away from money bail

Pretrial Justice Institute, Feb. 21, 2018

S.F. disrupts California's bail system

SF Weekly, Feb. 21, 2018

Local Judges Are Driving Bail Reforms Across Colorado

Colorado Public Radio, Jan. 23, 2018

Delaware Senate sends bail reform bill to Gov. Carney

Wilmington News Journal, Jan. 16, 2018


Judge dismisses federal lawsuit over new bond rules

Albuquerque Journal, Dec. 12, 2017

Federal judge stops challenge against state rules on bail

The New Mexico Political Report, Dec. 12, 2017

The failure of New York’s bail law

The Atlantic, Nov. 24, 2017

California judges lobby for end to money bail system

Courthouse News Service, Nov. 17, 2017

Arizona a national leader in pre-trial justice reform

Prescott Daily Courier, Nov. 9, 2017

Op-Ed: Smoke, mirrors and very high profits

Santa Fe New Mexican, Oct. 26, 2017

California's Chief Justice Calls for End to Cash Bail

The Associated Press, Oct. 24, 2017

Recommendations of California Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup

California Courts, The Judicial Branch of California, October 2017

Pretrial Detention Reform Webpage of California Judiciary

California Courts, The Judicial Branch of California, October 2017

Too poor to make bail: Alabama forced to reform 'two-tiered' jail system

AL.com Alabama Media Group Newspapers, Oct. 11, 2017

Bail Reform Needed to Fight Crime Surge

Albuquerque Journal, Oct. 1, 2017

New Jersey sets an example in data-driven justice

NorthJersey.com, Sept. 26, 2017

Judge rejects attempt to block N.J. bail changes

NorthJersey.com, Sept. 21, 2017

California should eliminate cash bail: Gavin Newsom

The Pasadena Star-News, Sept. 12, 2017

Judge lets bail reforms stand as lawsuit proceeds

Santa Fe New Mexican, Sept. 7, 2017

Making the new rules work

Albuquerque Journal, Aug. 4, 2017


Bail Made Fair in the District of Columbia

Cleveland.com, May 16, 2016


The Bail Trap

New York Times, Aug. 13, 2015