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Pizza driver's murder illustrates problems and limits of electronic monitoring system
The Times-Picayune
In New Orleans, multiple reports have accused the electronic monitoring program of being financially mismanaged, understaffed and toothless. But let's just focus on the toothlessness. In 2012, after a 14-year-old with an ankle bracelet was linked to a violent crime spree that included an Uptown carjacking, Sheriff Marlin Gusman requested an independent review of his administration's handling of the program.
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Alabama bondsman Rickey Stokes found guilty of chaining 2 men to courthouse doors
The Huntsville Times
Dothan, Alabama bondsman Rickey Stokes was found guilty of two counts of second-degree unlawful imprisonment for chaining two men to the municipal courthouse doors in June. Stokes was sentenced to 30 days in jail, suspended to 10 days and ordered to pay $500 fine for each count, the Dothan Eagle reported. He was also sentenced to two years probation.
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Lawyers say high bonds for protesters are unusual and unlawful
The St. Louis American
When Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson's attempted to walk among protesters and failed, police turned around and charged arrested protesters the maximum bail amount of $1,000. "That's pretty unusual to have a $1,000 bond," said Thomas Harvey, executive director of the Arch City Defenders, a nonprofit legal group that provides legal services to indigent and working poor residents in the St. Louis region.
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Research on alternate forms of bail
New York Law Journal
In his letter regarding bail alternatives, Judge Richard Montelione writes that he is unaware of any research regarding the rate of return when alternate forms of bail are set by the court. The New York City Criminal Justice Agency has recently released the results of a study that examined this question specifically in regard to the newest alternative form of bail to be authorized by the Office of Court Administration: the use of a credit card.
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Kansas sheriff warns of bail bond phone scam
Lawrence Journal World
The Douglas County sheriff's office recently issued a warning about a phone scam that has targeted several Kansas residents. A caller, who falsely identifies himself as a law enforcement officer, informs victims that a warrant has been issued and arrest can only be avoided by paying a bail bond via prepaid credit card.
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Recent Cedar Rapids case shines light on bail bond system
KCRG-TV
While a computer error may have led to an 18-year-old man making a $65,000 bond on a Cedar Rapids attempted murder charge, the situation does bring more attention to how bail works in Iowa. In 2007, the Iowa Supreme Court updated what is called a Uniform Bond Schedule, a two-page document that spells out the various classifications of felonies.
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Long-term secrecy surrounds electronic monitoring
The Wall Street Journal
A federal judge's recent unsealing of a secret government request for electronic monitoring shines a light on how such applications are kept hidden from the public long after criminal cases that result from them are closed. The Sept. 2 order, by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, came after Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, filed motions in a Texas federal court to unseal 14 cases as part of an investigation into the confidentiality of such surveillance applications.
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De Blasio plans treatment instead of jail for 'low-level' lawbreakers
New York Post
The de Blasio administration plans to reroute thousands of "low-level" lawbreakers — such as drug offenders and prostitutes — away from jail and into treatment and counseling, The Post has learned.
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High bail keeps people in poverty in jail
KUNM-FM
Legislature's Criminal Justice Reform Committee recently met to talk about bail, among other topics. According to one speaker, the high cost of bail creates a system where people who can pay are released, while people in poverty remain behind bars.
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