ELECTED OFFICIALS CORNER

"What the Heck Do Bondsmen Actually Do? A Lot." Mike Byrd, President of the Professional Bondsmen of Texas.

Good, What Successful Bail Reform Looks Like, California Political Review (Jan. 2020).

Bad Bail Reform is worse than no bail reform- What Failed Bail Reform Looks Like:

The Cost of Bail Reform:
Cassell, Paul G. and Fowles, Richard, Does Bail Reform Increase Crime? An Empirical Assessment of the Public Safety Implications of Bail Reform in Cook County, Illinois (February 19, 2020).
University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 349.


Warnings About the Dangers of Bail Reform:
Letter from Democrat Senator from New Jersey to the California Assembly dated July 3, 2017.

Letter from Jefferson County Colorado Sheriff, County Commissioner and District Attorney to Maryland Judges dated December 22, 2016.

Illinois Chief Judge Craig Darmond, Fifth Judicial Circuit, Bail Reform- Is There Another Side to the Argument?

Warning from New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez on Bail Reform and the Arnold Risk Assessment Tool.