When California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB10 into law, ending cash bail in California, many were shocked when the ACLU, NAACP and Human Rights Watch rejected their support of a criminal justice reform that they had fought so heavily for. While bail reform was intended to be a step towards decreasing pre-detention rates and bringing about fairness, many argue that the alternatives to bail may be leading us in the opposite direction.
Month: October 2018
ATLANTA – October 17, 2018 – A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds, a trusted bail bonding agency with locations throughout the Metro Atlanta area, is pleased to announce the opening of its first office in DeKalb County. Located at 4286 Memorial Drive, Suite C in Decatur, Georgia, the new office is located less than a half-mile from the DeKalb County Jail. From that location, the firm will be certified to write bonds for all of DeKalb County, including the cities of Avondale, Brookhaven, Clarkston, Decatur, Pine Lake and Stone Mountain.
Six-months into Atlanta’s cash bail reform, many waited eagerly at the Atlanta City Council meeting to hear the results. So how did we fare? Unfortunately, the preliminary results are incomplete. Less than one month after the reform was passed, a massive cyberattack hit Atlanta and thus destroyed data collection for four months out of the six-month period.
When CNBC’s annual America’s Top States for Business report came out in July of this year, many Georgians were surprised to find their home state had tumbled from number two to number seven. Why the big change, readers asked? One of the key categories considered for the report is Quality of Life. If you dig …