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NCJ Number: 65364 Find in a Library
Title: BAIL OUT - COMMUNITY BAIL FUND ORGANIZING MANUAL
Author(s): M MAUER
Corporate Author: American Friends Service Cmtte
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: American Friends Service Cmtte
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
American Friends Service Cmtte
Newwark, NJ 07102
Sale Source: American Friends Service Cmtte
Michigan Area Office
1414 Hill Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESIGNED FOR PERSONS INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING AND OPERATING A COMMUNITY BAIL FUND, THIS BOOKLET EXPLAINS HOW THE BAIL SYSTEM WORKS AND DISCUSSES HOW IT CAN BE CHANGED.
Abstract: THE BOOKLET IS ORGANIZED IN A CONVENIENT 'HOW-TO' APPROACH, IN A QUESTION AND ANSWER FORMAT. BAIL IS JUST ASSURANCE THAT AN ARRESTED PERSON CHARGED WITH A CRIMINAL OFFENSE WILL APPEAR FOR TRIAL. THE MEANS OF ASSURANCE VARY, BUT GENERALLY THEY INCLUDE GUARANTEES BY THE DEFENDANT, ASSURANCES BY A THIRD PARTY (FRIEND OR RELATIVE), THE DEPOSITING OF MONEY OR PROPERTY AS SECURITY, OR THE INTERVENTION OF A PRIVATE BAIL BONDSMAN. THE BOOKLET EXPLAINS HOW TO ORGANIZE A BASE OF SUPPORT FOR A COMMUNITY BAIL FUND, INCLUDING LEGAL ISSUES AND FUNDING. IT TELLS HOW TO WORK WITH THE JUSTICE SYSTEM, WITH DISCUSSION COVERING PRETRIAL JUSTICE, HOW BAIL IS POSTED, HOW THE MONEY IS RETURNED, AND HOW TO RELATE TO PERSONNEL IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. SUGGESTIONS ARE OFFERED ON HOW TO WORK WITH DEFENDANTS, WHO SHOULD BE RELEASED FROM JAIL, THE SERVICES NEEDED BY DEFENDANTS, AND WHAT HAPPENS IF THE DEFENDANT MISSES A COURT DATE OR IS REARRESTED WHILE ON BAIL. ALTERNATIVES TO THE MONEY BAIL SYSTEM ARE PROPOSED (RELEASE ON RECOGNIZANCE, 10-PERCENT CASH BAIL, AND SUBSTITUTION OF A PERSON'S WORK WITH A FOLLOWUP NOTICE FROM THE COURT). SUGGESTED REFORM MEASURES ENCOMPASS THE AREAS OF LEGISLATION, LITIGATION, AND COURT RULES. SAMPLE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION, SAMPLE BYLAWS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE APPENDED. (PRG)
Index Term(s): Bail bonds; Bail bondsmen; Bail collateral forfeiture; Bail payment methods; Bail reform; Bail/Financial Release; Community action programs; Community involvement; Community resources; Pretrial procedures; Release on recognizance
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