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News November 8
Joe Biden ran on the most progressive criminal justice platform of any major party candidate in generations. So what can he actually do?
The System October 30
Bail reform is state-by-state and full of fits and starts. Some activists are taking direct action, raising funds to bail out defendants too poor to pay.
News April 23
Bail reform advocates are adapting in light of COVID-19 releases and the lessons from New York’s no-bail flop.
Analysis November 14, 2019
How “free Mets tickets” for teens became a flashpoint in debate over looming bail reform law.
News March 14, 2019
Judges have drastically cut back on bail and jail in criminal cases, a new study shows. And defendants are still showing up in court.
Analysis August 30, 2018
The first state to abolish cash bail. Why are proponents so unhappy?
News August 6, 2018
Cory Booker and Sherrod Brown, both Democrats, want answers from the insurance industry.
Feature July 13, 2018
But a haven for bail bondsmen is getting less friendly.
Feature July 13, 2018
A unique database offered an unprecedented look at the lucrative business.
Commentary July 13, 2018
Post-Ferguson, St. Louis County courts initiate reforms, but bail hasn’t yet gone away.