Press Releases

  • 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…)


08/27/2019

Pretrial Justice Institute Welcomes Dr. Zaria Davis

For Immediate Release: August 14, 2019 Contact: Katie Nelson, katie@pretrial.org | 571-643-88801   Dr. Davis will coordinate on-the-ground pretrial justice efforts. Cincinnati native Dr. Zaria Davis has joined the […]
12/21/2018

Death in Bexar County Jail Highlights Need to Replace Money Bail and Address Dangerous Lack of Mental Health Services in Jails

For Immediate Release: December 21, 2018 Contact: Katie Nelson, katie@pretrial.org | 571-643-88801 The criminal justice system’s failure to address mental health needs is a public health crisis. On December […]
12/20/2018

Statewide Poll on Bail Reform Shows North Carolina Voters Are Ready to Improve Pretrial Justice

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2018 Contact:  Ben Schaefer, media contact for Pretrial Justice Institute, ben.schaefer@berlinrosen.com | 646-200-5284 Stacia Komosinski, media contact for Charles Koch Institute, stacia.komosinski@cki.org | 571-243-6987   Results […]
11/15/2018

Statewide Poll on Bail Reform Shows Texas Voters Ready to Improve Pretrial Justice

For Immediate Release: November 15, 2018 Contact:  Ben Schaefer, media contact for Pretrial Justice Institute, ben.schaefer@berlinrosen.com | 646-200-5284 Caroline Espinosa, deputy director for Right on Crime, cespinosa@texaspolicy.com |512-472-2700 Kelli […]
10/31/2018

Statewide Poll on Bail Reform Shows Georgia Voters Ready to Improve Pretrial Justice

For Immediate Release: October 31, 2018 Contact:  Ben Schaefer, media contact for Pretrial Justice Institute, ben.schaefer@berlinrosen.com | 646-200-5284 Results Highlight Emerging Issues in Local and National Political Debates […]
10/31/2018

Nationwide Poll on Bail Reform Shows African-American Voters Are Ready to Improve Pretrial Justice

For Immediate Release: October 31, 2018 Contact:  Ben Schaefer, media contact for Pretrial Justice Institute, ben.schaefer@berlinrosen.com | 646-200-5284 Donald R. Cravins, Jr., media contact for the Washington Bureau […]
10/16/2018

Statewide Poll on Bail Reform Shows Florida Voters Are Ready to Improve Pretrial Justice

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2018 Contact:  Ben Schaefer, media contact for Pretrial Justice Institute, ben.schaefer@berlinrosen.com | 646-200-5284 Logan Padgett, media contact for James Madison Institute, lpadgett@jamesmadison.org | 850-386-3131 Results […]
10/15/2018

Death in Sussex County, Delaware Jail Underscores Need to End Money Bond

For Immediate Release: October 15, 2018 Contact:  Ben Schaefer, media contact for Pretrial Justice Institute, ben.schaefer@berlinrosen.com | 646-200-5284 Death in Sussex County, Delaware Jail Underscores Need to End […]
10/01/2018

National Poll on Bail Reform Shows Latinx Voters Are Ready to Improve Pretrial Justice

For Immediate Release: October 1, 2018 Contact:  Ben Schaefer, media contact for Pretrial Justice Institute, ben.schaefer@berlinrosen.com | 646-200-5284 Christiaan Perez, media contact for  LatinoJustice PRLDEF, cperez@latinojustice.org | 212-739-7581 Results Announced […]