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Arizona law denying bail to immigrants struck down
Courthouse News Service
In denying bail to undocumented immigrants charged with a range of felony offenses, Arizona went too far to address a relatively minor problem, the full 9th Circuit ruled. Pushed by two now-disgraced elected officials, voters in the state approved the law known as Proposition 100 in 2006. It prohibits bail and pretrial release for all undocumented immigrants arrested for serious felonies, but also for nonviolent crimes such as unlawful copying of a sound recording, altering a lottery ticket, tampering with a computer and theft of property.
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New DUI tracker keeps offenders sober
Indianapolis Star
A new alcohol detection device the size of a cellphone is keeping people arrested for drunken driving on the straight and narrow in Indianapolis. The Real Time Alcohol Detection and Recognition monitor is currently assigned to about 200 people awaiting trial on DUI charges or convicted of felony drunken driving, said Marion Superior Court Judge Bill Nelson.
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Presumed guilty: The quiet human-rights scandal of pretrial detention
openDemocracy
The right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty is universal but a third of the world's prisoners — some 3 million people — are behind bars, awaiting trial. No right is so broadly accepted in theory but so commonly violated in practice. The global overuse of pretrial detention is one of the most overlooked human-rights crises of our time.
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EZ Bail Bonds now provides complimentary warrant checks in Brazoria County
InsuranceNewsNet.com
For years, EZ Bail Bonds has been helping residents of Brazoria and Harris County, Texas, who have been incarcerated for a variety of violations. Recently, the company decided to enhance their services with a complimentary tool. Now customers can have EZ Bail Bonds check whether they have outstanding warrants on them — for free.
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California judge faces sanctions for meddling in spouse abuse case
The Recorder
A Fresno County Superior Court judge is facing possible removal from office for misconduct after he ordered jail authorities to release without bail an acquaintance arrested on suspicion of felony spousal abuse.
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O'Connell fights District Court bond practices
The Courier-Journal
Jefferson County, Kentucky, Attorney Mike O'Connell resurrected his long-simmering criticism of District Court's bond-setting practices, alleging that a man accused of beating and choking his girlfriend was improperly released to home incarceration when he couldn't post bail after two days in jail. The latest clash between O'Connell and the district court judges comes over the 24-hour bond review process, for years a part of the Kentucky Rules for Criminal Procedure that requires the court to reconsider an inmate's bond if they have been unable to post it within 24 hours.
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Bonding company wins state appeal
The Daily Herald
Sanctions against a Columbia, Tennessee-based bonding company have been dismissed after the Court of Appeals ruled the trial court erred in admitting a partial cellphone recording of a jail-house videotape between bonding agents and an inmate, according to a recent ruling.
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Packin' pistols: Legally carried on a hip or in a purse, more handguns are out there
Chattanooga Times Free Press
The man was over 6 feet tall, built like an NFL linebacker, bald and carrying a huge handgun on his left hip in broad daylight in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. He wasn't threatening anyone, though the gun on his hip carried an implied sense of danger. He was just doing his job. And, if he had the right permit, he wasn't breaking the law.
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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for killing girlfriend
KSWB-TV
A new life behind bars awaits Oscar Pistorius after he was sentenced to a maximum five years' imprisonment for culpable homicide in the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Under South African law, the country's most famous disabled athlete will have to serve at least one-sixth of his sentence before he can ask for it to be converted to community supervision instead, most likely under house arrest.
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