This guy is ALWAYS involved in playing with our criminal justice system (and not in a good way).
KATU reports that Multnomah County (Portland, Oregon) plans to change the way people are arrested for a crime. They must receive a $ 2 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation to study the pre-trial system (also known as "bail reform"), who decides who goes to jail and who is released.
From the KATU report:
“The county received this funding from the MacArthur Foundation, and the staff tells KATU that it is moving forward. they only want people who present a risk of escape and a risk to public safety to be put behind bars.
“We have an evaluation that shows how our system works: how it works well and the large number of spaces where there is room for improvement. We will use these funds to determine what types of staff we can hire, probably some data capacity and more people from the project and some lawyers to help us discover how the new system can be built, "said Abbey Stamp with the local public. Security.
Jay Scroggin is the Director of the Adult Services Division of the county Department of Community Justice. He said the next two years will pass. creating a system based on science and risk.
"The crime they committed and the amount of money they have in their pocket, which is our current system, does not predict whether they are likely to appear in court or commit a crime while they are free."Scroggin said.
Finally, Stamp said this. could improve security. "
Read the whole story here.