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Report and Recommendations of the Task Force on Fair Justice for All: Court-Ordered Fines, Penalties, Fees, and Pretrial Release Policies

Download Report   |  View Justice for All Presentation 

Fiscal Year 2014 Misdemeanor, Criminal Traffic, and Civil Traffic by Defendant 

Recent News Regarding Money Bail 
10/29/16| And Justice for some
10/23/16| Cash Bail, a Centerpiece of the Justice System, Is Facing its Undoing
10/17/16| Frosh to ask judiciary to change money bail system
10/16/16| Jailing the Poor and Releasing the Rich
                     09/07/16| Kingman Daily Miner: Law experts want Arizona's bail system to change
                     09/05/16| AZ Central: Panel recommends Arizona courts toss 'cash bail' system
                     08/29/16| Capitol Times: Bail bond industry to fight change to 'no money' system


Videos

Video: The Bail Trap: Breaking Down Bail (embeded below)

Video: Watch John Oliver Explain America's Bail System
Video: Public Safety Assessment - Laura and John Arnold Foundation
 


Additional Resources/ Reports

News: "Dear Colleague" Letter to State Chief Justices
News: Cash Bail System Damages Defendants, May Harm Public Safety
News: Pending Federal Legislation Encourages Jurisdictions to Eliminate Money Bail
News: Missouri City to Pay 4.7 Million to Settle Suit Over Jailing Practices
News: VA Lawsuit Challenges State's Right to Take Driver's Licenses for Unpaid Tickets
News: Is Change Coming in the Cash Bail System
News: Fines, Fees and Bail Practices News
News: Traffic Tickets/Infractions Amnesty Program
News: Foreword: Innocent Until Proven Poor
News: Keynote Remarks, Michigan Journal of Law
News: Keynote Remarks: How Criminalization of Poverty has Become Normalized in American Culture and Why You Should Care
News: Closing the Gap Between What is Lawful and What is Right in Police use of Force Jurisprudence by Making Police Departments More Democratic Institutions
Report: Finishing the Job: Modernizing Maryland's Bail System
Report: Misdemeanor, Criminal Traffic, and Civil Traffic by Defendant - Fiscal Year 2014 Findings
Report: The Hidden Costs of Pretrial Detention - Maricopa County
Report: Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department
Report: Fundamentals of Bail: A Resource Guide for Pretrial Practitioners and a Framework for American Pretrial Reform
Report: Money as a Criminal Justice Stakeholder:  The Judge's Decision to Release or Detain a Defendant Pretrial