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Message from the Nominating Committee Chair
Gene Newman

PBUS
Call for Nominations for the 2016 Board of Directors
Nominations for the 2016 Board of Directors must be sent to Gene Newman no later than Friday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. EST in order to be listed on the pre-printed ballots. Newman's email address is bailsouth@aol.com. For complete election information and requirements go to www.pbus.com.
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State Association News
Mississippi Bail Agents Association will have a Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Association office in Ridgeland.

Oklahoma County Bondsman Association will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the office of the Oklahoma Bondsman Association.

Tennessee Association of Professional Bail Agents will have a Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. and a continuing education class on Friday, Sept. 11 beginning at 8 a.m. Both will be held at the Embassy Suites located at 1200 Conference Center Blvd., Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Fox Point Programs to host informative insurance webinar for PBUS members
Fox Point Programs
Fox Point Programs will offer an insurance webinar specifically tailored for active members of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States. This session will review the unique Errors & Omissions and General Liability risk exposures faced by this particular business segment. Representatives from Hiscox USA will be joining the Fox Point team in moderating his event. Questions will be taken from the audience at the conclusion of the presentation. The webinar is scheduled for Sept. 21, with the time to be determined.
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Senate study of jails is a necessary step
StarTelegram
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. John Whitmire announced plans for an interim jail safety study committee, a move spurred by questions surrounding Sandra Bland's hanging death in July at the Waller County Jail northwest of Houston.
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Judges seek fairer, more uniform bonds
Nogales International
When criminal defendants make an initial appearance before Justice of the Peace Keith Barth, the Precinct 2 judge estimated, he orders that their release be contingent on a financial bond about 70 percent of the time. The remaining defendants are released on their own recognizance or to a family member to await their next court appearance.
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Suspected bumbling bounty hunters detain wrong man in San Francisco
SFGate
Three men, believed to be bounty hunters for a bail bonds agency, apparently handcuffed and detained the wrong man in San Francisco's Ingleside Terrace neighborhood, police said.
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New Mexico voters may decide bail reform
Cibola Beacon
Can you put a price on freedom? Judges do every day when they arraign criminal defendants and set bail. But critics say pegging a dollar figure to a suspect's freedom is unfair and unsafe. A gang member can bond out of jail with ease if they have a steady income from drug sales but a drug user with no criminal history but little money could wait for their day in court behind bars.
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Unique life as bail bondsman to the left — and artist
SFGate
You well might wonder at a career path that runs from bail bondsman to filmmaker and sculptor. And if the follower of that path is as vivid, gruff and funny as Jerry Ross Barrish, you have a natural subject for an engaging documentary.
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