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Announcing the 2014 PBUS Mid-Year Meeting in Nashville!
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We're having our PBUS 2014 Mid-Year Meeting in Nashville — the land of country music. The conference will be July 13-17 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. The room rate for PBUS will be $159 per night, including the resort fee. Get ready for country music, because Nashville, here we come!
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Saying goodbye to Bail Month
ExpertBail
The team at ExpertBail says: As Bail Month came to an end, we would be lying if we said we weren't a little sad. We have really enjoyed sharing our Bail Month Facts with everyone and hope that people found them both interesting and informative. Additionally, we hope that people finally see the truth in the benefits of commercial bail and its important role in the criminal justice system.
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Georgia judge rules property can be used to meet bond in a murder case
The Augusta Chronicle
A judge issued what could be a precedent-setting ruling in Georgia's Richmond County Superior Court when he decided the $30,000 bond keeping a teen in custody could be posted with property instead of cash.
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Stew's Bail Bonds educating youth about the dangers of meth
SBWire
In Minnesota, Stew's Bail Bonds is educating thousands about the harmful effects of methamphetamine. They are reaching out to the schools to educate youth on the dangers related to the drug. When contacted, Stew Peter said, "This really is a problem. People who had everything from homes, businesses, cars and a happy family are losing everything."
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Michigan bail bondsman talks about combating street gangs
mLIVE
Tommy DePung, who has been a bail bondsman for 13 years, has been chasing down street gang members — like his father a decade ago — while trying to mentor some of those more savable individuals along the way.
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Congress takes on swollen prison populations
Courthouse News Service
The United States imprisons almost three times as many black people than were jailed in South Africa during Apartheid, Rep. Spencer Bachus said at a recent subcommittee oversight hearing on the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
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A safety valve for overcrowded prisons
The Washington Times
The Senate Judiciary Committee met on Sept. 18 to examine the efficacy of mandatory minimum sentences. They also discussed policies that would increase judicial discretion, maximize the effectiveness of the criminal justice system and increase safety among the nation's communities.
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Colorado parolees: Lax supervision leads to repeat crimes
The Denver Post
Colorado parolees have committed new crimes, used drugs and disappeared for months without getting bounced back to prison, a recent investigation found. The consequences were deadly. In the past year alone, five ex-prisoners under supervision killed 10 Colorado citizens.
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