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North Carolina: Bondsman endorsed for city coucilman position
News & Observer
In North Carolina, bail bondsman and track coach Omar Beasley has won the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People's endorsement to succeed retiring City Councilman Howard Clement as the council's Ward 2 representative. Members voting at the committee's recent endorsement meeting chose Beasley over Eddie Davis, Franklin Hanes and Del Mattioli.
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Florida bondsman says defendant in jail at own request
WFLX-TV
According to Vero Beach, Fla., bondsman Ron Barnett, Kaitlyn Hunt requested to turn herself in. Barnett says he did not revoke Hunt's bond and only brought her to the jail because she asked him to. She faces two counts of lewd and lascivious battery.
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Bondsman answers: 'What if my bail is raised on a future court date?'
Golden Eagle Bail Bonds
If this were to happen then you would need to contact your bail bonds company so they can post the new bond for you. Since you have already posted a bond for that case then you do not need to pay the full amount for another bond if the judge raises your bail.
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Bail bonds for insurance fraud in California
Family Bail Blog
You probably have lots of questions about bail bonds for insurance fraud. When a person is arrested and charged with this offense, the officer has accused them of violating California Penal Code 1871. Insurance fraud is defined as falsifying a claim to an insurance provider for financial gain. This gain could also come in the form of unlawfully obtaining services or other benefits.
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Responsibilities when you co-sign a friend's bail bond
Legal Lawyer
According to Eric Helland and Alexander Tabarrok, 28 percent of defendants who decide to post bail are less likely to abscond court appearance. In addition, their study also reveals that the accused is a 64 percent less likely to remain at large if the defendant attempts to escape. What this study clearly suggests is that bail bonds are highly effective.
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FCC: High rates for collect calls capped, long distance calls barred in jails
Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission has taken long-overdue steps to ensure that the rates for interstate, long-distance calls made by prison inmates are just, reasonable and fair. Studies make clear that inmates who maintain contact with family and community while in prison have reduced rate of recidivism and are more likely to become productive citizens upon their release.
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Federal prison population will grow, despite DOJ announcement
Forbes
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement at the American Bar Association conference in San Francisco made news when people interpreting his remarks believed that the trend of growing America's prison population had come to an end. It did sound like that.
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Jail overcrowding is a national issue
My Wabash Valley
In Indiana, Rob Gambill began working for the Clay County Sheriff's Department in the late 1980s. Back then, the county jail was a 38-bed facility with no place for female inmates and no air conditioning. The Clay County Jail is now a top-of-the-line 155 bed facility. That's in part because of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Indiana against the jail for not having air conditioning, and part because of a growing jail population in Clay County.
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Inmates in Kentucky moved due to jail overcrowding
The Bail Blog
Officials in Kentucky have confirmed that jail overcrowding has some Louisville inmates being moved into a portion of the facility that is located above the local police department. A spokesman says this is because the jail is now housing more inmates than it was designed to hold.
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Electronic monitoring program in North Carolina saves money
New Bern Sun Journal
Since the monitoring program started in Craven county, N.C., four years ago, it has had ups and downs in acceptance and use. But Craven County Sheriff's Office Capt. Jessie Pittman's recent 2012-13 fiscal year report to Craven County Board of Commissioners shows it has been cost-effective.
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Overview of federal criminal cases, fiscal year 2012-2013
United States Sentencing Commission
The United States Sentencing Commission received information on 84,360 federal criminal cases in which the offender was sentenced in fiscal year 2012. Among these cases, 84,173 involved an individual offender and 187 involved a corporation or other "organizational" offender.
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