Bail Reform is Working, and With Some Surprising Developments - SMERCONISH

As an interruption, political candidates have demonized Bail Reform’s intention of misrepresenting accurate statistics and the law regarding what is a constitutionally protected pretrial right under the Eighth Amendment to romance voters to appear tough on crime. Many have advanced unreliable statistics due to the pandemic seeking to suppress the progress made here.

Some released pursuant to the new bail guidelines re-offend. This behavior provides a different outcome with enhanced punishment and the possibility of a mandatory minimum component as an option for the court at the time of sentencing.