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  • Hello all;  From my friends in Virginia, I attach a recent case (apparently a first for the state, according to this blog) in which the judge ruled the cash amount was unconstitutional. No frills and pretty short; ...

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  • On March 15, 2019, Professor Jessica Smith and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government hosted North Carolina's first Criminal Justice Summit. At the Summit, national and state experts with ...

  • Please to share my recent article on addressing rural gaps in justice: https://thecrimereport.org/2020/11/16/the-widening-rural-urban-divide-in-criminal-justice/ Summary: Justice must always be in reach no matter ...

  • I am confused by the response that pretrial assessment tools are useful because there will be some people who "need no intervention". This response seems to ignore all of the debate, discussion and research about bias ...

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  • Thanks, Alison. I certainly appreciate that assessment tools identify lots of people for release with no interventions. But what about those who the tools say do need interventions? The interventions we employ don't ...

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  • Thank you for sharing. ------------------------------ Bail Disruptor The Bail Project http://www.bailproject.org ------------------------------

  • John, thanks for the response and I'm glad you find the research summaries useful! To your question about the value of pretrial assessment tools, I think there remains a lot of value in using such tools, especially as ...

  • The Kansas Pretrial Justice Report has been released.  It can be found here along with the executive summary. Comments welcomed. https://www.kscourts.org/About-the-Courts/Court-Administration/Court-Initiatives/Pretrial-Justice-Task-Force ...

  • Alison: Thanks for posting these documents. They are very nice summaries of the research. They really bring home the reality that we have very little to hold on to when it comes to relying upon pretrial supervision ...

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