jail

October 16, 2018

Bail reform sweeps the nation, pretrial release services on rise

Bail reform is sweeping the nation, state by state, as correctional agencies look to change a money-based method for releasing pretrial defendants to the community while they await trial. The movement is fueled by the belief that bail is neither fair nor does it protect public safety. Proponents for reform […]
September 26, 2011

Napa held up as example for jail strategies

Napa Valley Register As realignment’s start date approaches, Napa County is being hailed as a model for developing evidence-based programs. Chief Probation Officer Mary Butler says that the county began preparing in 2004 due to jail overcrowding, rethinking approaches to incarceration. The programs have reduced Napa’s recidivism rate to 24 […]