Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pretrial Justice

Aeli reminds me that in my rush to post blog entries about the Center, I occasionally forget about my friends. The latest example of this is my failure to provide a link to a recent NPR report entitled Behind the Bail Bond System that features the work of my buddy Tim Murray at the Pretrial Justice Institute. I've been hugely impressed by the work Tim has done of late to shine a spotlight on the problem of people being held in custody not because they have been found guilty of criminal behavior or are an imminent risk to public safety but simply because they are poor. This NPR story is well worth a moment of your time.