Put Coronavirus Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Cards Back in the Deck

Posted by - March 31, 2020

(Chuck Muth) – A Twitter bot publishing under the handle of @UnconvictedNV posted the following last week… “Today there are 1539 people who are only in Las Vegas jails because they don’t have enough money to get out. Not because they’ve been convicted of a crime.” To which my friend and philosophical opposite, Clark County

The Lethal Case Against Pre-Trial Release Questionnaires

Posted by - March 9, 2020

(Chuck Muth) – At a Nevada legislative hearing on criminal justice reform last week, one of the witnesses, James Austin of the JFA Institute, defended Nevada’s use of a new pre-trial release checklist, often referred to nationally as a Public Safety Assessment (PSA). PSAs are a series of questions that are supposed to guide the