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Pretrial supervision, like detention, should be carefully limited

from Pretrial Justice Institute

Life, liberty and ... supervision? Not sure our founding fathers would have approved. We can speculate on the thoughts or intent of those drafting our ConMcPherson_Charlottestitution, but when they penned "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," one would hope they meant it. Conditions of supervision placed on people who have been arrested and released from custody before trial can greatly impair their liberty and, as such, should be used minimally and only to achieve specific ends. In Kentucky, they follow this notion and use supervision sparingly, with excellent results. more


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