Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA COUNTY — Pretrial services are saving Alamosa County thousands of dollars after two and a half years of breaking a downward cycle of consequences.
Governor John Hickenlooper on May 11, 2013 signed into law H.B. 13-1236, which substantially alters the way judges are to administer bail in Colorado.
The law is the first pretrial bail statute overhaul since 1972, incorporating three recommendations voted out of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice’s (CCJJ) Bail Subcommittee, according to the Colorado Association of Pretrial Services. The CCJJ spent nearly a year studying both federal and state legal and evidence-based criminal pretrial practices, and took advantage of years of local research, decades of national research and practices already implemented in Colorado counties and across the nation.
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