State legislatures consider and enact laws that address all aspects of pretrial policy, including release eligibility, conditions of release, bail, commercial bail bonding and pretrial diversion.
These legislative policies have an important role in providing fair, efficient and safe pretrial practices carried out by law enforcement and the courts.
Use our pretrial bill tracking database to track legislation in your state, use our 50 state policy comparison charts, or search recent enactments to see the trends across the nation.
Pretrial Policy Databases
Additional NCSL Resources