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The Bail Post seeks to be a place where legislators and the public can educate themselves on a host of criminal justice/bail reform issues.  With various attempts at criminal justice reform from New York to Texas to California, many people are confused as to what is working and what is not.  With the passage of time, more and more information is coming to light over what successful reform looks like and what reforms have been found to not be working.  The rise in violent crime across the country has been startling and law makers and the public alike are desperate to find legislation that is effective.   Ares some of the reforms making the situation worse?  The Bail Post is an on-going discussion that seeks to cut to the core to provide education on the various issues raised and to highlight what successful criminal justice reform looks like and what measures have been disastrous. Join us and educate yourself about the best practices that jurisdictions must implement to keep their communities safe, while ensuring fairness to defendants.If you would like to listen other episodes of The Bail Post you can find a subject matter index of the different episodes at-  https://pbtx.blogspot.com/p/subject-index-to-bail-post-podcasts.html.The host is Ken W. Good; an attorney in Tyler, Texas who has been licensed for over 30 years.  He has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.  Mr. Good has written a book on bail called "Goods On Bail."  He has also has had numerous papers published on Criminal Justice Reform issues.  Mr. Good is a board member of PBT and serves on the legislative committee.  Mr. Good is married and has two daughters.

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The Bail Post seeks to be a place where legislators and the public can educate themselves on a host of criminal justice/bail reform issues.  With various attempts at criminal justice reform from New York to Texas to California, many people are confused as to what is working and what is not.  With the passage of time, more and more information is coming to light over what successful reform looks like and what reforms have been found to not be working.  The rise in violent crime across the country has been startling and law makers and the public alike are desperate to find legislation that is effective.   Ares some of the reforms making the situation worse?  The Bail Post is an on-going discussion that seeks to cut to the core to provide education on the various issues raised and to highlight what successful criminal justice reform looks like and what measures have been disastrous. Join us and educate yourself about the best practices that jurisdictions must implement to keep their communities safe, while ensuring fairness to defendants.If you would like to listen other episodes of The Bail Post you can find a subject matter index of the different episodes at-  https://pbtx.blogspot.com/p/subject-index-to-bail-post-podcasts.html.The host is Ken W. Good; an attorney in Tyler, Texas who has been licensed for over 30 years.  He has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.  Mr. Good has written a book on bail called "Goods On Bail."  He has also has had numerous papers published on Criminal Justice Reform issues.  Mr. Good is a board member of PBT and serves on the legislative committee.  Mr. Good is married and has two daughters.

    Episode No. 54- The Causes of Crime and How to Deter it With Guest Dr. Jennifer Wooldridge

    Episode No. 54- The Causes of Crime and How to Deter it With Guest Dr. Jennifer Wooldridge

    On this episode of The Bail Post we talk about the current theories regarding the causes of crime and how to deter it.  Our guest is Dr. Jennifer Wooldridge.  She is an associate professor of Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice Undergraduate Coordinator at UT Tyler.  

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode No. 53: How Bail Reform Failures are Harming Domestic Violence Survivors with Guest Angeline Constantinou

    Episode No. 53: How Bail Reform Failures are Harming Domestic Violence Survivors with Guest Angeline Constantinou

    Domestic Violence Survivors are one of the unknown stories of Bail Reform Failures.  As catch and release policies or arrest and release policies are being used more in our urban areas, one of the areas of society that is being most hit is in the area of domestic violence.  In many places, survivors cannot rely upon the criminal justice system any longer to protect them; and instead, they have to plan their escape plan with the help of volunteers across the country.  Join us on this episode of the Bail Post with Guest Angeline Constantinou as we talk about this very important issue.

    • 37 min
    Episode No. 52- The Legacy of Daves v. Dallas County

    Episode No. 52- The Legacy of Daves v. Dallas County

    The United States Supreme Court denied the petition for cert. filed by the plaintiffs in Daves v. Dallas County in January.  In February, the United States Supreme Court filed another petition for cert. filed in Little v. Doguet from Louisiana on a similar issue.  Therefore, the Daves v. Dallas County case has finally been concluded.  On this episode of The Bail Post we discuss the legacy of this case and the other important case called ODonnell v. Harris County.  

    • 47 min
    Episode No. 51- Meet Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra

    Episode No. 51- Meet Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra

    J.E. "Eddie" Guerra is the Sheriff of Hidalgo servicing around 1 million people.  Sheriff Guerra was appointed to office after his predecessor resigned as a result of scandal.  Sheriff Guerra rebuilt trust with the public and was reelected multiple times by the voters.  Sheriff Guerra talks about the steps he took to rebuild trust with the public.

    Hidalgo County is a border county with Mexico.  As a result, Sheriff Guerra deals with all the things that a sheriff has to deal with and then on top of that he deals with border issues as well.

    Sheriff Guerra has won many awards.  He is known for sharing data with many different agencies and says that he does not care who gets credit for getting the arrest.  By all metrics, crime in Hidalgo County has gone down in Hidalgo County.

    Join us for this episode of The Bail Post as we talk to Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode No. 50: What PBT Does For the Bondsmen of Texas With Guest Irma Montemayor

    Episode No. 50: What PBT Does For the Bondsmen of Texas With Guest Irma Montemayor

    On this episode of The Bail Post, we reach several milestones.  First, this is episode number 50.  Second this is the start of Season 3 of the Bail Post.
    On Season 1, the first episode focused on what bondsmen do.  On Season 2, the first episode highlighted why the private industry was so much more successful than any other release mechanism.
    For Season 3, the first episode focuses on what it is that PBT does for the bondsmen of Texas.  Our guest is the new president of PBT, Irma Montemayor.  She talks about what it takes to run one of the best and most effective bail associations in the United States.  She also highlights the work that PBT engages in at the Texas Legislature.
    There is also a discussion regarding how PBT raises funds to be able to be active at the legislature.  Ms. Montemayor highlights the importance of PBT's continuing education class.
    Also, there was a discussion regarding the partnerships that PBT enters into with surety companies to provide additional funds to defend the bail industry to get their story out.  The current partners include:  AIA, American Surety, Bankers, Financial Casualty & Surety, and Lexington National.  Ms. Montemayor challenged agents of sureties not on this list to contact their insurance company to find out why they were not partnering with PBT to defend their businesses.
    Join us on The Bail Post as we start Season 3.

    • 59 min
    Episode No. 49: Russell v. Harris County- A Case Study

    Episode No. 49: Russell v. Harris County- A Case Study

    On this episode of The Bail Post we discuss Russell v. Harris County.  This case was filed to extend the ruling in ODonnell regarding misdemeanor judges issued by the Honorable Lee Rosenthal to the felony judges.
    When the case was originally filed, the plaintiffs did not even sue the district court judges.  Suit was filed against Harris County and the Harris County Sheriff.  Next, the case was "stayed" or put on hold to allow the parties to attempt to work out a settlement. 
    The case did not proceed as expected by the plaintiffs.  They were expecting a quick settlement where the county gave them everything they wanted like they did in ODonnell.  
    What the plaintiffs received in the end was a big fat dismissal.  Find out how this happened on this episode of The Bail Post.

    • 27 min

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