Bryce Covert

Journalist writing about the economy.

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The “Humble Beginnings” of the Sweeping Bail Reforms Enacted by New Jersey

New Jersey has become a national leader in criminal justice reform, particularly around the hot button issue of requiring cash bail. When it passed the Bail Reform and Speedy Trial Act last year, it became one of only three locations in the United States that have virtually eliminated bail as a condition for release when someone is charged with a crime. Yet the state literally stumbled into these efforts, almost by accident, in 2012.