Press Releases

  • How Reform Gets Done and Stays Done (3/20/2019)

    We love March at PJI. This month marks the 42nd anniversary of our founding as the Pretrial Services Resource Center, and the 12th anniversary of our reinvention as the Pretrial Justice Institute. And it would have been the second Pretrial Innovators Convention in Denver (had we not had a bomb-cyclone of snow!).

    The field has evolved very quickly in just the last few years, and it has been both incredibly challenging and highly rewarding. PJI remains focused on what we call the “4Rs” of our 3DaysCount work – reducing arrests, replacing cash bail, restricting detention and raising equity – to achieve the “3Ms” (maximized release, maximized court appearance and maximized safety). We remain convinced that, based on research and experience, financial conditions of release are unnecessary and harmful. We believe that state level policy efforts – through all three branches of government – matter significantly in creating conditions for local implementation. We believe that communications, strategic planning and crisis management must be a part of an overall concept of how reform not just gets done, but stays done. (more…)


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 […]
10/01/2018

Pretrial Justice Institute to Conduct National Survey of Pretrial Practices

For Immediate Release: October 3, 2018 Contact: Fiona Druge, Fiona.Druge@berlinrosen.com | 646-755-6126   Survey will look at key issues as states move away from money bond Washington, D.C.—The Pretrial […]