Criminal Justice Algorithms Proving to be the Wrong Formula

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.

2018-10-25T12:20:58+00:00October 25th, 2018|News|

A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds Opens Its First DeKalb County, Georgia Location

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.

2018-10-18T13:47:33+00:00October 17th, 2018|News, News Releases|

Failure to Appear Rates Skyrocket Amidst Atlanta Bail Reform

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.

2018-10-17T08:11:10+00:00October 15th, 2018|News|