The Myths And Inequities Of The Bail Bond System, Bad Policy?

The Myths And Inequities Of The Bail Bond System, Bad Policy?

Jaws of Justice Radio takes a look at the Bail Bond industry, the arguments used to support it, the unfair effects on the poor, the negative effects on the economy and local communities.

Host Jamie Jackson starts out talking with Professor Peter Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor Of Law And Public Policy at the Georgetown Law Center about the myths and misconceptions used to support the Bail Bond system and how this system that is unique to the US and the Philippines is bad policy. They also talk about the mass bailout of prisoners at Rikers Island in New York City.
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Next Jamie returns with an interview with Cherise Fanne Burdee, Executive Director of the Pretrial Justice Institute about their efforts to educate about the bail bond industry and support efforts in communities across the nation to reform or eliminate the bail bond system.
Pretrial Justice Institute website –

Then Jamie talks with Michael John Voss, cofounder of the ArchCity Defenders in St Louis, MO about the successes fighting the system in court in the St Louis area and efforts to find solutions at the state level as well.
ArchCity Defenders website –

Then Jamie is joined by guest Host Pat Bartholeme and Justice Gatson, a local lawyer who has been working on these issues and helped organize the local bailouts of Mothers for Mothers day and fathers for fathers day.

Jaws of Justice Calendar December 10th

Corey’s Network invites survivors of murder to their weekly workshops to learn how to deal with grief, the media, investigation, court, and moving forward after a homicide has occurred. This is a workshop, not a grief group. We will be having guest speakers, and will candidly discuss how to survive and thrive after losing someone we love. You should bring something to take notes with and please include only those individuals mature enough in age to deal with issues being covered during the meeting. The next workshop, What Will Happen In Court, will be held Monday December 10th, from 6 to 8 PM at the Church of the Four Corners, 14300 E. US HWY 40, KCMO. The church is located East of the HyVee at 40 Hwy and Noland Rd. For more information and listing of future workshops call 816-834-9161 or email

If you are interested in joining with Corey’s Network to fulfill their mission join them next week, December 17th, at the same time and place.