Bail Reform Information
In most discussions about Bail Reform there is often the mention of "validated" risk assessments as a tool in determining the pretrial release of criminal defendants. Proponents of bail reform tout them as the panacea to the ills in the criminal justice sytem. See the other side of the story:
View White Paper- Risk Assessments- All Talk, No Results.
Article Regarding Inaccuracy of Risk Assessments:
Articles Regarding Racial Bias of Risk Assessments:
Article Regarding Alaska's Experience with Risk Assessment:
Link to Artilce- Senator Cotello, Spectrum: Alaskans Are Calling Out For Action On Crime (May 5, 2018) Senator proposes repeal of risk assessment tool.
San Bernardino Opinion Article- Stirling, Replacing Judges Discretion Poses Risks (January 1, 2018)
Quad-City Times Opinion Article- Gross, Guest View: Leave Pre-Trial Release to Human Beings (April 1, 2018).
Press Release, More than 100 Civil Rights, Digital Justice, and Community-Based Organizations Raise Concerns About Pretrial Risk Assessment, www.civilrights.org (2018)
Link to Survey- Survey: Most Judges Aren't Ready to Abandon Money Bail
View Warning From New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez on Bail Reform, Arnold Risk Assessment