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Title: Effectiveness of Supervised Pretrial Release
Journal: Crime and Delinquency  Volume:31  Issue:4  Dated:(October 1985)  Pages:519-537
Author(s): J Austin; B Krisberg; P Litsky
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 80-IJ-K014
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Whether to release from jail defendants charged with serious felony crimes continues to be a topic of considerable national debate.
Abstract: In this study, an experimental design with random assignment was used in three cities (Miami, Milwaukee, and Portland) to test whether defendants denied initial pretrial release can later be screened and released under close supervision without adversely affecting arrest and failure to appear rates. The results are generally positive with approximately 90 percent of the defendants not being arrested or becoming fugitive. These success rates were superior to rates for other forms of pretrial release. We also present suggestions on how a model Supervised Pretrial Release (SPR) should be structured and operated by local jurisdictions. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Florida; Model programs; Oregon; Pretrial release; Prison overcrowding; Supervised release; Wisconsin
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