Costs of Bail Reform

In most discussions about Bail Reform ignore the costs. Proponents of bail reform tout them as the panacea to the ills in the criminal justice system. See the other side of the story

General Information

Study- Bail Reform will Cause More Crime

Completed February 19, 2020-
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.


We have prepared a Whitepaper setting out the costs of bail reform.

What successful bail reform looks like

Failed Bail Reform


King County Sheriff Exposes "Political Half-Truths" on California Bail Costs

California Bail Reform Bill (SB10 & AB42) Will Crush the Taxpayer and Burden the Court System

New Jersey

Bail Reform Expected To Cost Extra $100,000 In Police OT: Howell Chief

Costs Piling Up In Brick As Public Defender Fees Increase Under NJ Bail Reform

Bail reform blamed for tax hike in Cumberland's $157M budget

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency - 10 years of NO improvement; Massive Taxpayer Expense

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