Our Bail System Costs the Country $15 Billion Per Year
Pre-trial detention hurts defendants and taxpayers.
The Governor of California Signs a Bill Ending Money Bail
The bill abolishes paying money as a condition of release from jail pre-trial.
RAICES Offers to Cover Bail for Mothers Detained at the Border
The Texas-based legal non-profit will offer the Trump administration $20 million to cover the bail bonds of detained migrant mothers separated from their children at the border.
Over a Quarter of Americans Believe Their Local Justice System Is Unfair
A new poll from the MacArthur Foundation finds most Americans' sentiments about the justice system are at odds with the Trump administration's punitive policies.
How Communities Are Rising Up Against the Bail System
Community groups are posting bail for indigent defendants, undermining the original principles of bail, and pushing for criminal justice reform.
How the Money Bail System Perpetuates America’s Mass Incarceration Problem
If there was ever an example of how economic incentives can warp the institutions of justice, local jails are it.