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Prison re-entry programs: A solution to the recidivism problem

Did you know that more than 75 percent of released prisoners are rearrested within five years? That's according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. With more than 1 million individuals in prison at the end of 2014, that's a huge number...

source: By Danielle Wegert
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The bail-bond industry is under pressure as more states move to wipe out cash bail and financial firms look for an exit from a controversial profit center in the criminal-justice system, the Wall Street Journal reports. Private-equity firm Endeavour Capital sold its stake...

source: The Crime Report

In Harris County, Texas, bail reform has led to violent criminals getting out on low bail or bond, and committing more violent crimes. This was the reform that was put into action a year ago. This came after Democrats swept the county judicial elections in 2018. Long time...

source: KTRH-AM

One of Florida’s biggest court jurisdictions plans to start a fund to help low-income people charged with nonviolent offenses pay for bail. The chief prosecutor and the public defender for metro Orlando’s court jurisdiction...

source: WCTV-TV

Columbus, Ohio, recently moved to stop requesting cash bonds for most people charged with non-violent crimes, instead letting them out of jail as they await trial. It’s the latest in a statewide effort to reform cash bail,...

source: WOSU-FM

Interim Chicago police Supt. Charlie Beck says he’s furious that a man accused of shooting an officer in 2018 was allowed to go free on bail. “To release somebody that is suspected and charged with attempted...

source: Chicago Sun-Times

Missouri lawmakers are maneuvering to potentially cancel bail rules that have been in place for less than a year. The rules were established by the Missouri Supreme Court, but not endorsed by the legislative or executive branch. Rep. Justin Hill, R-Lake St. Louis, filed...

source: News Press Now


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