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File #: 22-5390    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/31/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request for discussion of the report, "The Effects of Misdemeanor Bail Reform," by Paul Heaton of the Quattrone Center.
Attachments: 1. Heaton Report Links

Department: Office of Justice and Safety

Department Head/Elected Official: Dr. Ana Yanez-Correa

 

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Discussion Item

 

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Request Summary (Agenda Caption):

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Request for discussion of the report, “The Effects of Misdemeanor Bail Reform,” by Paul Heaton of the Quattrone Center.

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Background and Discussion:

 

This work summarizes ongoing research conducted by the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice designed to inform current debates about bail reform. Using detailed data covering tens of thousands of cases in the county, a key early bail reform provision in Harris County, a federal injunction that required the release of individuals charged with misdemeanors who were assigned small amounts of cash bail under the then-existing system but who indicated they were unable to pay, is evaluated. The report is only available online at https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/quattronecenter/reports/bailreform/#/ <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.law.upenn.edu%2Finstitutes%2Fquattronecenter%2Freports%2Fbailreform%2F%23%2F&data=05%7C01%7CMike.Giordanelli%40jad.hctx.net%7Ca999924ebe6e4c89349508da8b669a3f%7C0d9bc79c581b4477acf78d70dd3e555a%7C0%7C0%7C637975570068009242%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=N5REzo57czpWbjiinKxhVdSMZrevjJH8XROKHvHF%2FM0%3D&reserved=0>

 

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Emergency/Disaster Recovery Note: Not an emergency, disaster, or COVID-19 related item

Contact(s) name, title, department: Dr. Ana Yanez-Correa, Interim Director, Office of Justice and Safety

Attachments (if applicable): The report is only available online at https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/quattronecenter/reports/bailreform/#/. <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.law.upenn.edu%2Finstitutes%2Fquattronecenter%2Freports%2Fbailreform%2F%23%2F&data=05%7C01%7CMike.Giordanelli%40jad.hctx.net%7Ca999924ebe6e4c89349508da8b669a3f%7C0d9bc79c581b4477acf78d70dd3e555a%7C0%7C0%7C637975570068009242%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=N5REzo57czpWbjiinKxhVdSMZrevjJH8XROKHvHF%2FM0%3D&reserved=0>

 

PDF with relevant links is attached.