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Message from the President
Scott G. Hall


Our winter conference will have a great line-up of speakers and presenters so don't miss it! Beginning with our opening luncheon Monday, Feb. 23 and throughout the conference, attendees will learn what is happening around the country in the bail industry as well as ways to enhance and grow your business.

Kicking off our opening luncheon will be Mike Whitlock, partner and executive vice president of American Surety Company. Whitlock travels the country visiting state bail associations and individual bail agents to hear what is happening in their area concerning the bail industry and to work on legislative initiatives. His blog, "Where in the World is Mike Whitlock," is one of the most visited blogs in the industry.

Whitlock believes that the "commercial bail profession is the lynchpin to any effective criminal justice system and judicial process and begins and ends with a defendant's appearance in court." Whitlock will share with attendees what he sees and hears as he travels the country to promote the bail industry.

Remember the early-bird deadline for your conference registration ends Jan. 10, so register today to receive great discounts on your registration. And don't forget to make your hotel reservation at the Luxor as our block is filling up very quickly. All conference details can be found on the PBUS website at www.pbus.com.

See you in Las Vegas!
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Jail release could depend on prediction of risk
Northwest Herald
Bail bondsmen have an incentive to make sure defendants go to court and bounty hunters track them down if they don't show. They typically have someone co-sign a bond — and the influence of that person cannot be underestimated, Tabarrok said.
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Q-and-A on bail: From blood feuds to bail bondsman to reform efforts targeting cash
The Associated Press via Seymour Tribune
The roots of the current bail system were laid in medieval England and took an entrepreneurial twist when transplanted to American soil. Here's a look at the evolution of bail and efforts to reform it.
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Bounty hunter claims local jail refused captured fugitive
WDSU-TV
A man wanted in St. Bernard Parish on numerous outstanding warrants was captured in Alabama by a bounty hunter, but when the fugitive recovery agent brought the suspect back to Southeast Louisiana, he claims jail officials refused to take the defendant.
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Prosecutor won't intervene in GPS alibi case
The Associated Press via STLtoday.com
Baltimore's top prosecutor won't intervene in the case of a man serving life plus 30 years in a Maryland prison despite GPS evidence that says he couldn't have been the triggerman in a shooting that paralyzed a 5-year-old girl.
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Defense attorney calls trial 'vendetta' against California bail bondsman
The Modesto Bee (commentary)
A defense attorney said a case against a Modesto, California, bail bondsman is filled with tricks to mislead the jury and is a result of a vindictive prosecution. "We shouldn't have had to do this trial," said Frank Carson, who represents Aleo John Pontillo. "This trial is a vendetta, that's what it is."
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Mayo: Broken jail bond system needs fixing
Sun Sentinel
You would think a repeat violent criminal who finished his latest lengthy prison term this year would have to appear before a living, breathing judge to be freed from jail if he was arrested again. You'd be wrong.
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Group of assigned lawyers say New York's promise to change representation for the poor a step in the right direction
syracuse.com
A group of assigned lawyers says that a recent state settlement that will change how poor clients in Onondaga County, New York, get representation addresses some concerns that they've had for years. The group, which calls itself the Gideon Society, claims to have about 40 supporters in the legal community. It started with a few dissatisfied lawyers in 2010 who claimed a myriad of problems with the county's assigned counsel system.
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Law expert: Pistorius could get bail
IOL
After 49 days in prison, Oscar Pistorius could get bail if the State succeeds in its application for leave to appeal his sentence and conviction, a law expert said.
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