NEW YORK – The New York Civil Liberties Union released a report today on five years of bail data in eight small, medium and large upstate New York counties, which found tens of thousands of New Yorkers spent time in jail before trial because they could not make bail. The report, Presumed Innocent for a Price, draws from 2010-2014 data obtained through public records requests
— Read on www.nyclu.org/en/press-releases/report-finds-tens-thousands-new-yorkers-jailed-because-unaffordable-bail
More than 10 million arrests were made across the United States in 2016. Although the numbers have decreased since 1997, roughly 28, 000 arrests still happen…
— Read on www.vera.org/blog/the-arrest-jail-admission-gap-jail-admission-rates-surpass-arrest-rates-in-small-and-rural-counties
California has given counties more than $8 billion to handle thousands of new inmates. But lax spending rules and limited scrutiny have allowed some sheriffs to use that money for other things, which may violate state law.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/california-gave-billions-in-taxpayer-dollars-to-improve-jails-but-thats-now-how-these-sheriffs-are-spending-it
“I felt like a virgin on my wedding night — eager to put this thing to use, not sure if it’ll hurt.”
— Read on www.themarshallproject.org/2016/10/06/how-a-phone-changed-my-life-on-death-row
The Overview of Probation and Supervised Release Conditions is intended to be a resource for defendants, judges, probation officers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other criminal justice practitioners.
— Read on www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/overview-probation-supervised-release-conditions
This would be an opportunity to test theories and strategies on Risk Assessments and Recidivism. The mandated release would allow tracking those released to see how the released prisoners would compare to previous prisoners whose release was denied or who were given parole or were released for treatment.
Thanks to new state law, Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board officials expect more than 400 inmates to pass through the expedited commutation process Nov. 1.
— Read on www.readfrontier.org/stories/largest-single-day-commutation-in-nations-history-expected-to-take-place-in-oklahoma-next-month/