Judicial

  • Voices with Impact (6/26/2019)

    By James Kilgore, co-director of FirstFollowers Reentry Program

    There is an orthodoxy that changing laws should be left in the hands of legislators, lawyers and policy experts. But our recent campaign around changing electronic monitoring (EM) laws in Illinois provides another clear example of why the voice and participation of impacted people adds a key dimension to the process of policy change. Though this legislation focused on the state’s use of EM after people had completed their sentences, there are real lessons for folks working on pretrial legislation. (more…)


02/06/2019

Respect and Dignity: A Critical Component of Pretrial Justice

The concept of procedural justice invokes the idea that treating people in a humanizing and respectful manner is not only the right thing to do, but […]
09/19/2017

Judges Are Doing It For Themselves

Earlier this month, an Alabama judge signed an administrative order that effectively eliminated the use of secured bail in his county. Presiding Circuit Judge Jerry Selman’s […]
07/16/2013

Judge Donat on the Indiana Supreme Court Ruling of Fry v. State

On June 25, 2013 the Indiana Supreme Court handed down the case of Fry v. State, the first major decision regarding bail in a number of […]