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NCJ Number: 30911 Find in a Library
Title: PRE-TRIAL RELEASE PROGRAMS (FROM AMERICAN CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION - ANNUAL CONGRESS OF CORRECTION, 104TH PROCEEDINGS - HOUSTON, TEXAS, AUGUST 18-22, 1974, 1975 SEE NCJ-30907)
Author(s): E L RHODEN
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE TRADITIONAL CONCEPTS AND USES OF BAIL, THE GOALS OF PRETRIAL REFORM, AND THE USE OF RELEASE ON RECOGNIZANCE AND SUPERVISED OR THIRD PARTY RELEASE AS ALTERNATIVES TO MONEY BAIL.
Abstract: THE THREE GOALS OF PRETRIAL REFORM DISCUSSED ARE THOSE IDENTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMISSION - TO INSURE THAT THE TREATMENT OF PERSONS AWAITING TRIAL IS CONSISTENT WITH THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE; TO MAKE THE TIME PRIOR TO TRIAL A CONSTRUCTIVE PERIOD IN THE LIFE OF THE ACCUSED; AND TO MINIMIZE DETENTION AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS ON LIBERTY. RELEASE ON RECOGNIZANCE AND THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF THIRD-PARTY RELEASE (INSTITUTIONAL, FRIEND-RELATIVE-RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN, ORGANIZED COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER) ARE EXAMINED IN LIGHT OF THESE GOALS. ALSO REVIEWED IS THE OPERATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA THIRD PARTY CUSTODY PROGRAM INSTITUTED IN 1971 BY THE BUREAU OF REHABILITATION IN COOPERATION WITH THE COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION OF THE BAIL AGENCY. THE USE OF HALFWAY HOUSES AS PRETRIAL RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES FOR CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DEFENDANTS REQUIRING SHORT-TERM SUPPORTS AND INTERMEDIATE TREATMENT IS SUGGESTED.
Index Term(s): American Correctional Association (ACA); Bail/Financial Release; Police records; Pretrial release; Reform; Release on recognizance; Supervised release
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