Friday, July 10, 2009

Due to lobbying efforts, legislation was passed in July 2008 called the Citizens' Right-to-Know Act, which requires more transparency and accountability of taxpayer-funded Pretrial Release programs. The legislation requires programs to prepare a weekly register displaying key information on defendants released through the program. In reviewing registry information for the Orange County, Florida jail, it was revealed that defendants charged with serious and repeat offenses, as well as those defendants with lengthy criminal histories, were routinely being released without financially secured means.

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