Lawmakers talk solutions to “bail reform” constitutional amendment problem

KRQE News 13 is reporting on how lawmakers are trying to figure out how they’ll address the voter-passed constitutional amendment on bail reform that New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez wants to see repealed. Lawmakers have made it clear they’re concerned about the effects of the bail reform constitutional amendment in New Mexico. Clicking the link will […]

Arnold Foundation Sued for its Bail Reform Work

The NonProfit Quarterly recently released an article reporting that the Arnold Foundation is being sued for its bail reform program. Clicking the link will direct you from UBA directly to their site. The NonProfit Quarterly  

Justice reinvestment: Clatsop County uses new tools for pretrial release

The Daily Astorian recently released an article regarding the use of risk assessment techniques that give more weight to release housing, family ties, and failure to appear risk over previous criminal history. Clicking the link will direct you from UBA directly to their site. The Daily Astorian  

California’s Chief Justice Gives Bail Reform a Boost

U.S. News recently reported regarding California’s chief justice calling for and end to cash bail that critics say disproportionately hurts poor defendants.  The Chief Justice said that instead of cash bail, the state should rely on assessments of defendants’ danger to the public to determine whether they should be released. Clicking the link will direct you […]

Bond court system under attack in civil rights lawsuit

The Chicago Sun Times recently released an article regarding state lawyers trying to knock down a lawsuit that calls for sweeping reform to Cook County’s bond court system.  The lawsuit has challenged the cash bond system claiming the system often leaves poor defendants behind bars on minor charges for want of a few hundred dollars. […]