Episode 56- How the California Dream Turned Into Nightmare With Guest Retired Chief Patrick Jordan
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16h ago
Retired Chief Patrick Jordan worked for the L.A. County Sheriff's office for over 30 years.  He has intimate knowledge regarding  the California Criminal Justice System the reforms that have been pushed for years.  He talks about the litigation that began attacking the State's failure to provide proper mental health care and medical care which lead to a three judge panel placing a cap on the State's prison population.  The cases went all the way to the United States Supreme Court where Justice Alito questioned any order that would require the State to release the equivalent ..read more
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Episode No. 55- New York's Deal With the Devil Over Recidivism With Guest Jim Quinn
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by PBT Team
3w ago
Jim Quinn is a former assistant district attorney in Queens, New York.  His family has lived in New York for four generations.  Jim was on the front lines as New York slipped bail reform into the budget bill in 2019 and when it went into effect in January 2020.  Jim has written numerous articles about the New York bail reform and its impact on crime.  On this episode of The Bail Post we evaluate the reforms and their impact on recidivism.  The biggest take away from this episode is that the politicians stated that they were willing to have more crime to address their p ..read more
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Episode No. 54- The Causes of Crime and How to Deter it With Guest Dr. Jennifer Wooldridge
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by PBT Team
1M ago
On this episode of The Bail Post we talk about the current theories regarding the causes of crime and how to deter it.  Our guest is Dr. Jennifer Wooldridge.  She is an associate professor of Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice Undergraduate Coordinator at UT Tyler.   ..read more
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Episode No. 53: How Bail Reform Failures are Harming Domestic Violence Survivors with Guest Angeline Constantinou
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by PBT Team
2M ago
Domestic Violence Survivors are one of the unknown stories of Bail Reform Failures.  As catch and release policies or arrest and release policies are being used more in our urban areas, one of the areas of society that is being most hit is in the area of domestic violence.  In many places, survivors cannot rely upon the criminal justice system any longer to protect them; and instead, they have to plan their escape plan with the help of volunteers across the country.  Join us on this episode of the Bail Post with Guest Angeline Constantinou as we talk about this very important is ..read more
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Episode No. 52- The Legacy of Daves v. Dallas County
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3M ago
The United States Supreme Court denied the petition for cert. filed by the plaintiffs in Daves v. Dallas County in January.  In February, the United States Supreme Court filed another petition for cert. filed in Little v. Doguet from Louisiana on a similar issue.  Therefore, the Daves v. Dallas County case has finally been concluded.  On this episode of The Bail Post we discuss the legacy of this case and the other important case called ODonnell v. Harris County.   ..read more
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Episode No. 51- Meet Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra
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by PBT Team
4M ago
J.E. "Eddie" Guerra is the Sheriff of Hidalgo servicing around 1 million people.  Sheriff Guerra was appointed to office after his predecessor resigned as a result of scandal.  Sheriff Guerra rebuilt trust with the public and was reelected multiple times by the voters.  Sheriff Guerra talks about the steps he took to rebuild trust with the public. Hidalgo County is a border county with Mexico.  As a result, Sheriff Guerra deals with all the things that a sheriff has to deal with and then on top of that he deals with border issues as well. Sheriff Guerra has won many award ..read more
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Episode No. 50: What PBT Does For the Bondsmen of Texas With Guest Irma Montemayor
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4M ago
On this episode of The Bail Post, we reach several milestones.  First, this is episode number 50.  Second this is the start of Season 3 of the Bail Post. On Season 1, the first episode focused on what bondsmen do.  On Season 2, the first episode highlighted why the private industry was so much more successful than any other release mechanism. For Season 3, the first episode focuses on what it is that PBT does for the bondsmen of Texas.  Our guest is the new president of PBT, Irma Montemayor.  She talks about what it takes to run one of the best and most effective bail ..read more
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Episode No. 49: Russell v. Harris County- A Case Study
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by PBT Team
4M ago
On this episode of The Bail Post we discuss Russell v. Harris County.  This case was filed to extend the ruling in ODonnell regarding misdemeanor judges issued by the Honorable Lee Rosenthal to the felony judges. When the case was originally filed, the plaintiffs did not even sue the district court judges.  Suit was filed against Harris County and the Harris County Sheriff.  Next, the case was "stayed" or put on hold to allow the parties to attempt to work out a settlement.  The case did not proceed as expected by the plaintiffs.  They were expecting a quick settlement ..read more
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Episode No. 48- Bexar County Clerk Lucy Adame-Clark
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by PBT Team
4M ago
Lucy Adame-Clark was born in San Antonio, Texas. She attended Sidney Lanier High School and attended Southern Careers Institute in San Antonio for paralegal studies. Prior to becoming county clerk, Adame-Clark worked in the Bexar County Sheriff's office from 1997 to 2018. There she worked as a booking ID clerk from 1997 to 2008, a latent print examiner/AFIS in the criminal investigation division from 2008 to 2012, and a criminal processing clerk from 2013 until her election in 2018. According to Bexar County records, Adame-Clark was the first Latina and the first woman elected to the county c ..read more
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Episode No. 46- What If The Narrative of Systemic Racism is All Wrong with Guest David Zimmer
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by PBT Team
6M ago
David Zimmer is a Policy Fellow at Center of the American Experiment, where he writes about criminal justice and public safety. Mr. Zimmer served 33 years in local law enforcement with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, retiring as a Captain. During his law enforcement career, Mr. Zimmer served as a deputy and a supervisor in areas including the Jail, Courts, Patrol/Water Patrol, Investigations, and Tactical Command. Mr. Zimmer was recognized as a collaborative law enforcement leader who earned the respect of stakeholders throughout the criminal justice system. He advocates for public poli ..read more
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