Pretrial Justice Institute Reverses Course, Now Opposes Use of Risk Assessments

    Algorithims were supposed to fix all the ills of the Bail System.   Since before 2014, the Pretrial Justice Institute has encouraged states to use mathematical formulas, called "risk assessment tools" to try to ...

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Part 1: Your County Should Not Adopt The Harris County Model for Bail Reform

    I. Introduction This is the first in a four part series to address whether any county in Texas should implement a Harris County type model calling it bail reform. This article will highlight the various issues that should be ...

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TPPF- Responds to PBT Article "Through the Looking Glass"

    On February 17, 2020, the Houston Courant published a response to PBT's article entitled "Harris County- Through the Looking Glass."  The article was written by Michael Haugen who is a part of the Texas Public ...

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Harris County-Through the Looking Glass

    by Ken W. Good Original Article Published at Houston Courant in February 2020- In Alice Through the Looking-Glass, author Lewis Carroll created a sequel to Alice in Wonderland.  Alice climbs through a mirror and enters a world ...

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Part 4: What Successful Bail Reform Looks Like

    I.  Introduction This is the fourth in our four part a series regarding whether any county in Texas should adopt the Harris County model for bail reform. This article addresses what successful bail reform looks ...

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Part 2: Researching the Risk Assessment Tool- Scholars Agree They Should Not be Used

  I.   Pamphlet- Studying the Risk Assessment Tood The Professional Bondsmen of Texas has released a series of pamphlets intended to allow you to educate yourself regarding various issues related to Bail Reform.  The mose ...

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Part 3: The Harris County Model is Not Working

    I. Introduction This is the third of a four part series focusing on whether your county should adopt the Harris County model to reform its criminal justice system.  This article will address how the Harris County model is ...

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Part 1: Your County Should Not Adopt The Harris County Model for Bail Reform

    I. Introduction This is the first in a four part series to address whether any county in Texas should implement a Harris County type model calling it bail reform. This article will highlight the various issues that should be ...

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Voted No on Prop. 9

    Vote No On Prop. 9 For the Following Reasons:  This proposition attempts to start the process of bringing a New York style bail reform to Texas.  In New York, defendants accused of certain crimes must be ...

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PBT Member Appears on "Spingola Speaks" National Radio Show

    PBT Member recently appeared on the National Radio show for "Spingola Speaks"     You can listen to the show below:   It is also available through a large number of podcast distributers, including ...

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