Texas County Got Rid Of Cash Bail For Minor Crimes

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune. -

Eager to resolve a federal civil rights lawsuit, Texas' most populous county over the past two years has stopped requiring most people accused of low-level crimes from putting up cash to get out [...]

Police Arrest Several People Near Court After Assange’s Bail Denied

By Sputnik News. -

London - The police arrested several supporters of Assange who did not have press IDs and refused to disperse as the city is currently under a lockdown and public gatherings prohibited. Among the [...]

Julian Assange Is Denied Bail By London Court

By Paul Knaggs, Labour Heartlands. -

“I am satisfied there are substantial grounds for believing that if Mr Assange is released today he would fail to surrender to court to face the appeal proceedings,” Judge Vanessa Baraitser [...]

Lawyers Get No Bail In Property Damage Case, Face 45 Years In Prison

By Center for Constitutional Rights. -

The Center for Constitutional Rights and a coalition of other civil rights organizations are calling on federal prosecutors to release on bail two New York attorneys who are accused of throwing [...]

New York Tried To Get Rid of Bail

By Jamiles Lartey, Black Agenda Report. -

The no-bail movement was on a roll from Vermont and New Jersey to Alaska and Georgia – and then the lock ‘em up mob struck back. The national drive to reduce jail and prison populations are [...]

City Takes Major Step To Reform Oppressive And Inhumane Bail System

By Mehreen Kasana / AlterNet.org -

Atlanta's City Council just unanimously voted and adopted a move to reform Atlanta’s cash bail system, which frequently targets, jails and ultimately upends the lives of its poorest citizens for [...]

Philadelphia City Council Votes To End Cash Bail

By Lizzie Manno, Pastemagazine.com -

According to the Vera Institute of Justice, Philadelphia City Council unanimously voted to end cash bail on Thursday—a system that overwhelmingly punishes poor offenders by forcing them to stay [...]

New Orleans Is Proving That Ending The Bail System Works

By Aviva Shen, www.readersupportednews.org -

By Aviva Shen for RSN - The U.S. is just one of two nations in the world with a money bail system (the other is the Philippines). The system means that people are held in jail while they wait for [...]

For Father’s Day, Communities Bail Out Fathers

By Auditi Guha, www.rewire.news -

By Auditi Guha for Rewire - Following on the heels of a successful campaign to bail out more than 100 Black women last month, about 25 organizations around the country are now seeking to bail out [...]

‘What Bail Does Is Coerce Guilty Pleas’

By Janine Jackson, www.fair.org -

By Janine Jackson for FAIR - Janine Jackson: National Mama’s Bailout Day aimed, successfully, to get dozens of incarcerated black women home for Mother’s Day. The action could be supported with [...]

Changing Bail Policy For Misdemeanors Isn’t Enough

By Jarvis DeBerry, www.nola.com -

By Jarvis DeBerry for The Times-Picayune. If ours is a country where people are presumed innocent until they're proved guilty, then we shouldn't demand that criminal suspects dig into their [...]

National Movement Demanding End Of Monetary Bail

By Sarah Lazare, www.alternet.org -

By Sarah Lazare for AlterNet - For the nearly 8,000 people locked up in Cook County jail, and the 2,400 on house arrest, the presumption of innocence until proven guilty effectively does not [...]