Bail

Our Pretrial System Needs to be Torn Down and Rebuilt

By on May 1, 2022
Our Pretrial System Needs to be Torn Down and Rebuilt

by MEGAN T. STEVENSON

Almost 75 percent of the U.S. jail population sits in jail unconvicted, awaiting a hearing or trial. The sole legal justification for their incarceration involves speculation about what they might do if released.

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Third Time is Not the Charm for Failed Bail Reform Movement

By on May 1, 2022
Third Time is Not the Charm for Failed Bail Reform Movement

by JEFFREY J. CLAYTON

When it comes to the right to bail, a thousand years of English common law and a settled system is more than capable of solving the ills that plague us if attorneys go to court and argue well.

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