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Third Largest Jail in U.S. Sued For 'Wealth-Based" Detention System. May 24, 2016.
Rich Defendants' Request: Lock Me Up In a Gilded Cage
By Benjamin Weiser. NY Times, June 1, 2016.
Detaining the Poor: How Bail Perpetuates an Endless Cycle of Poverty and Jail Time
By Bernadette Rubay and Daniel Kopf. Prison Policy Initiative. May 2016.
The Dangerous Domino Effect of Not Making Bail
By Cherise Fanno Burdeen. The Atlantic. April 12, 2016
Bail. The Next Frontier of Criminal Justice Reform
Sacramento Bee. March 25, 2016
A Modern System of Debtor Prisons
by The Editorial Board, NY Times. March 28, 2016
President Bernie Sanders couldn't stop mass incarceration by himself. But this one reform would be a very good start
By Ryan Cooper. Feb. 16, 2016
BAIL in America: The Color of Pretrial Detention (video)
The Cash Bail System Should be Eliminated Rather Than Reformed.
By Chandra Bozelko. The Guardian. Feb.5, 2016
Rep. Mark Takano introduced legislation to address for profit probation industry. (Jan. 11, 2016)
Lawsuits Seek To Abolish U.S. Bail Bond System
By Paul Elias. Huffington Post
December 27, 2015
Will Delaware End Cash Bail?
By Jessica Masulli Reyes.
Delaware News Journal
November 8, 2015
Lawsuit Claims Austin Illegally Jails Poor People.
By Alex Campbell and Kendall Taggart. BuzzFeed
October 30, 2015
Federal Lawsuit Seeks to End Money Bail in San Francisco
San Francisco Public Defender's Office
Oct 29, 2015
Court by Court, Lawyers Fight Policies That Fall Heavily On the Poor.
By Shaila Dewan. NY Times
October 23, 2015
Bail reform to require "extraordinary amount of resources" judge says
By Ben Horowitz. NJ.Com.
September 10, 2015
Dealing Fairly With Pretrial Detainees
By Jane Wiseman. Commonwealth Magazine.
October 13, 2015
The Trouble With Bail- And Some Alternatives
. By Evan Horowitz.
The Boston Globe.
October 9, 2015
Here is an example of the Mayor of Springfield MA working to ensure more people staying in jail.
Springfield Officials Will Unveil Legislation Aimed At Allowing Appeals for Low Bails
. By Peter Goonan. MassLive.
September 21, 2015.
Jailed Until Proven Guilty
. By Julie Pattison-Gordon.
Bay State Banner
October 1, 2015
MA: New research finds wide racial and ethnic variation in cash bail in MA. Includes link to the report.
Sept. 25, 2015.
Pope Francis’s Philadelphia prison visit highlights crisis in US justice system.
By Alan Yuhas. The Guardian.
(September 21, 2015)
The Collateral Victims of Criminal Justice
. By Shaila Dewan, New York Times.
(September 5, 2015)
Young black man jailed since April for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell
By Jon Swaine. The Guardian.
(August 28, 2015)
The Case Against Cash Bail.
. By Margaret Talbot. The New Yorker
(August 25, 2015)
VT Prisoner found dead at women’s correctional facility (held on $750 bail).
By Elizabeth Hewitt. VT Digger.
(August 18, 2015)
A Night in Brooklyn Criminal Court.
By Nick Pinto. NY Times
(August 13, 2015)
The Bail Trap
. By Nick Pinto. NY Times.
(August 13, 2015)
Get out of jail free: US cities eye bail reform, other efforts to help poor.
By Henry Gass. Christian Science Monitor.
(July 31, 2015)
People who should be released from jail are dying there instead
Daniel Rivero. Fusion
$250. $500,000. Bail Differs Sharply for Drivers in 2 Similar Cases.
By Jim Dwyer. NY Times
(July 21, 2015)
Presumption of Innocence for Sale: Why D.C. Has Done Away With Bail.
Radio show on the Takeaway.
(July 21, 2015)
Power Failure: NYC Judges Penalize The Poor.
By Jamie Fellner, Human Rights Watch. NY Observer
(July 13, 2015)
New York City Plans To Eliminate Bail For Low-Level Or Non-Violent Suspects
By Jake Pearson. AP.
(July 8, 2015
Putting Fewer Innocents Behind Bars
Tina Rosenberg. New York Times
(July 3, 2015)
Ending Bail As We Know It
. By Sen.Daylin Leach,
State Senator from Pennsylvania's 17th District. Huffington Post.
(June 29, 2015)
Is Bail Unconstitutional?
By Leon Neyfakh. Slate.
(June 30, 2015)
Wanted: More justice in criminal justice system.
By Lois Ahrens. Daily Hampshire Gazette
(June 19, 2015)
Jailed for Being Broke A broken bail system makes poor defendants collateral damage in modern policing strategies
By Matt Taibbi. Rolling Stone
(June 23, 2015)
Why we spend billions to keep half a million unconvicted people behind bars
By Christopher Ingraham. Washington Post.
(June 11, 2015)
The Problem With Bail
And one simple way to fix it. By
David Feige. Slate.
(June 12, 2015)
A Life That Frayed as Bail Reform Withered
by Jim Dwyer. NY Times
(June 9, 2015)
When Bail Is Out of Defendant’s Reach, Other Costs Mount
by Shaila Dewan, NY Times
(June 10, 2015)
No Bail, Less Hope: The Death of Kalief Browder
by Alysia Santo
John Oliver: The U.S. Bail System Screws the Poor, Rewards Reality TV
(June 8, 2015)
Statement on Cash Bail Abolished in Velda City, MO
, Pretrial Justice Institute
(June 4, 2015)
Missouri Town Agrees That Holding People In Jail Because They’re Poor Violates The Constitution
by Nicole Flatow.
(June 4, 2015)
Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Problem with Money Bail
by Francesca Forrest (Federal Reserve of Bank of Boston Magazine )
Bail system creates another hurdle for poor defendants, including recent protestors.
By Karen Houppert
May 19, 2015
Too Many People in Jail? Abolish Bail by
(May 8, 2015)
The struggle to abolish bail gaining momentum in Massachusetts
by Victoria Law
(April 8, 2015)
It’s time for America to do away with bail
(March 6, 2015)
Challenge to Pretrial Law Put on Hold (VT)
(March 6, 2015
Meet The Bail Bond Queen
(January 21, 2015)
Gov. Christie Takes On the Bail Bondsmen
(August 15th, 2014)
Susan Sered: The New Price Of Freedom: $40 (Bail Blog #2)
(June 5th, 2014)
Susan Sered: Guilty Until Proven Innocent
(May 27th, 2014)
Fault Lines: The Commercial Bail Bond System in 9 GIFs
(May 23rd, 2014)
Fault Lines: Big Insurance Behind Bail Bonds
(May 23rd, 2014)
Panel Proposes Changes to New Jersey Bail System
(March 20th, 2014)
TruthOut: Will Massachusetts Build A New Jail Or Explore New Alternatives To Bail?
[includes coverage on PWG, Families for Justice as Healing, and the Massachusetts Bail Fund]
(March 4th, 2014)
Wellesley Centers For Women: "Money, Justice, And Bail"
[includes coverage on PWG and the Massachusetts Bail Fund]
Civil Liberties Minute
: Can't Make Bail? Stay in Jail.
[Opens in iTunes]
(April 21st, 2014)
Boston Daily: Why Bail Jails Are A Bad Idea For Massachusetts
(February 6th, 2014)
Top Judge Says Bail in New York Isn't Safe or Fair
(February 5th, 2013)
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