Bail 101

 Bail 101

               How Bail Works
                    How to Become a Bondsman?
                    What Do Bondsmen Do?
                    Why the Private Surety System Is So Much More Successful Than Other Release

What PBT Does for Texas Bondsmen with Guest PBT President Irma Montemayor (Podcast) 

                Breaking News-

                    Captira's Data Breach

                    Attorney General Opinion-  Who Can Deny Bail Under SB-6?

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals-  Failing to Review the Public Safety Report before Setting Bail is Error


                The Different Release Mechanisms Currently In Use in Texas

                     Simple Release using Personal bonds (In other states may be called Own   
                            Recognizance/Release Without Bond/Release on No Bond)
                     Surety Bond
                            A Judge's Take on Surety Bonds- A View from the Bench

                     Cash Bond (Including cash bonds posted by Charitable Bail Funds)
                     Preventative Detention

                     General Overview of Bail Issues
                     Overview of Failed Bail Reform

                Other Release Mechanisms Used in Other States 

                      10% Bail   (Not Authorized in Texas)

                 Risk Assessments

                        All You Need to Know About Risk Assessments
                        Overview of Studies of Risk Assessments

                        The Bail Post

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      • Video Versions of the podcast starting with Episode No. 37- Click Here
         There are special video Episodes for No. 19 and No. 34

                        Subject Index to The Bail Post Pocasts

                 Setting Bail (From the Prespective of Judges)

                Bail Bond Boards
                Implementing SB6

                Using Bail Schedules
                            New Legislation from Florida Creates a Uniform Statewide Bail Schedule (Podcast)

                  Other States/Jurisdictions:
                            Has California Reached a Breaking Point in California with
                                    Guest- Ann Marie Schubert (Podcast)
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                                     Video Version- Click Here
                            How The California Dream Became a Nightmare 
                                    Guest- Retired Chief Patrick Jordan (Podcast)
                                     Audio Version- Click Here
                                     Video Version- Click Here

                            Illinois' SAFE-T Act
                                    Audio Version- Click Here
                                    Video Version- Click Here

                                    Audio Version- Click Here
                                    Video Version- Click Here


                            New Jersey
                            New York
                                    Audio Podcast- Click Here
                                    Video Version- Click Here
                            New York's Recidivism Rates
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                            North Carolina
                            Washington D.C.

                  Personal Bonds- 
                            One Page Summary of Offenses Not Eligible for Personal Bond in Texas (SB 6)


                            Case Study in Failed Bail Reform- Harris County

                          Bail Reform is a "Runaway Train that is Crashing into Black and Brown 
                                        Communities"- News Nation Townhall (3 Live Studio Audiences with One
                                        Group attending from the Dallas/Fort Worth area) (August 1, 2023)

                How Bad Bail Reforms Harm Domestic Violence Survivors 
       Have We Reached a Breaking Point in California with Guest- Ann Marie Schubert                        (Podcast)

                           Dispelling the Myth of Unwarranted Racial Disparities in Minnesota's Criminal
                                        Justice System (Report)  (Fox New Story)

                            ODonnell v. Harris County

                            Russell v. Harris County

                            Daves  v. Dallas County

                            Russell v. Harris County
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                            Schultz v. Alabama
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