Pretrial Quarterly Newsletter


From the states

  • Take a look back at 2016! Enactments have been added to NCSL’s Pretrial Release Legislation Database.
  • Several California lawmakers have introduced a new bill aimed at safely reducing the number of people held in pretrial detention. It would address racial and economic disparities in the pretrial system and ensure that people are not held in pretrial detention because of their inability to afford bail. Watch the bill announcement.
  • Texas Senator Konni Burton filed a bill that would prohibit law enforcement officers from arresting a defendant accused of an offense punishable by a fine only.

the cache

in the news

Want to learn more about the latest in the pretrial world? Check out The Worldwide Pretrial Innovators Convention on March 7-9, 2017, in National Harbor, Washington, D.C. Register for a sneak peek on Thursday here!

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