The Pretrial Blog

  • FOMO at PI-Con? You bet! (2/20/2019)

    The Pretrial Innovators Convention, also known as PI-Con, is less than a month away, on March 14-15 in Denver. If you haven’t registered yet, you have one more day to register before having one of the biggest cases of FOMO in your life. (FOMO, for the uninitiated, is the Fear Of Missing Out.) 

    At PJI, we take great pride in making PI-Con the unconventional convention. This is no sitting-around experience, but instead, one where you will get into cutting edge issues, connect with an array of experts in the field, and come away with ideas on how these ideas apply to practices back home. (more…)


10/03/2018

What is YOUR Pretrial Message?

October is messaging month on the University of Pretrial, which means we will be holding special events throughout the month aimed at helping people communicate effectively […]
09/19/2018

Black County Officials Call for Pretrial Reform

In March 2018, the National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO) ratified a resolution on pretrial reform, calling on county officials to support the use of […]
09/05/2018

Early Representation = Limiting Detention

Although the Supreme Court has stated that counsel should be present at any “critical stage of trial,” what those stages are, exactly, is left to the […]
08/21/2018

What we’ve been UP 2!

The University of Pretrial (UP) just turned 2! Here’s a look back at some of the milestones that our community has helped us achieve in the […]
08/08/2018

Resetting the Default: Detention Should be Hard to Get

Today, the system’s ability to invoke unnecessary pretrial detention is akin to the easy, quick – often mindless – process of ordering a pizza for delivery […]
07/24/2018

Pretrial Freedom and the Presumption of Innocence

We all have heard of the Boston Tea Party and the phrase, “No taxation without representation.”  But the the rebellion was about more than a perceived […]
07/12/2018

Voters Ready to Change the Default of Pretrial Detention

We don’t like stupid rules at PJI. That’s probably one reason why Inc. magazine recognized us as one of the Best Workplaces of 2018. So when […]
06/26/2018

Small Towns and the Sixth Amendment

Providing adequate counsel is a key challenge to addressing high rates of pretrial detention in rural areas, according to Right on Crime’s recent report, Open Roads […]
06/21/2018

Pride in Pretrial?

A major milestone in LGBTQIA1 rights, celebrated officially each June, arguably has its roots in pretrial.  In the 1960s, police harassment of LGBTQIA people was common; there […]