In the last few months Representative Ann Johnson publicly called for Texas to get rid of bondsmen and replace the current system of release in Texas with the system referred to as "The New Jersey Plan." On this episode learn what the New Jersey Plan is and how pretrial release is handled under this release system.
Our guest is Michelle Esquenazi who is a bondsman from New York. Join us as we learn about a release/detain system that relies on an algorithm called a risk assessment tool to make determinations about release.
To learn more about risk assessments visit the PBT website or go directly to one of the organizations pamphlets on the issue by CLICKING HERE.
This is a great place to educate yourself about all things criminal justice reform/bail reform. Educate yourself and join the debate.