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To Bail or Not to Bail: Protecting the Presumption of Innocence in Nevada (2019)

In 2016, Leslie Turner was arrested in North Las Vegas, Nevada because she failed to pay for a traffic ticket. In the months prior, Ms. Turner struggled to keep her head above water.

Undoing the Bail Myth: Pretrial Reforms to End Mass Incarceration (2019)

Your Honor, Mr. Jones will come back to court. He’s lived in the same apartment with his family for years, works part-time, and is putting himself through school. He is not a flight risk. I ask that you release him and allow him to return to court on his own recognizance. 

Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release [Internet Broadcast]

This training broadcast from NIC examines pretrial release and the essential elements of a highly functioning pretrial justice system.

Analyzing Bond Supervision Survey Data: The Effects of Pretrial Detention on Self-Reported Outcomes

This study's aim is to shed light on what the impact of pretrial detention may be on several non-Criminal Justice related outcomes.

Fines, Fees, and Bail: Payments in the Criminal Justice System That Disproportionately Impact the Poor

This document examines the use and impact of fines, fees and bail, and highlights potential options for reform to potentially increase equity.       

A Cycle of Incarceration: Prison, Debt, and Bail Practices [Webinar]

This webpage provides access to materials from a two-day DOJ/White House event on " A Cycle of Incarceration: Prison, Debt and Bail Practices.”

Money as a Criminal Justice Stakeholder: The Judge’s Decision to Release or Detain a Defendant Pretrial

<p>This paper is shows a somewhat ideal process for making a release or detain decision, realizing that state bail laws may hinder that process.</p>

Fundamentals of Bail: A Resource Guide for Pretrial Practitioners and a Framework for American Pretrial Reform

This document provides both background information on bail and also provides an intellectual framework for achieving pretrial justice in America.

Best Practices in Bond Setting: Colorado’s New Pretrial Bail Law: Revised Edition

This article summarizes the new law, factors and events leading to its creation, and the research underlying the statutory changes.

Pretrial Services: An Effective Alternative to Monetary Bail

This publication examines the challenges of relying on a monetary bail system and highlights existing solutions, such as pretrial services.

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