AIA’s Vice President of Corporate Communications, Eric Granof, spent the earlier part of this week at the PBUS conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Eric got the opportunity to share his thoughts on the future of the bail industry as well as educate the group on the wide range of resources and research that are available to those who are interested.
From research conducted by the Department of Justice to research conducted by educational institutions to privately funded research, there are a countless number of available reports that discuss the value, benefit and effectiveness of the commercial bail bond business. This research dispels many of the misguided statements being made by those that support public sector pretrial release. This includes statements like “the bail industry is the cause of jail overcrowding,” or “people are languishing away in jail because they can’t afford a bail bond,” and so many more. During his presentation, Eric explained each statement being made by groups like the Pretrial Justice Institute and NAPSA and showed how multiple sources of existing research disprove and discredit each negative comment.
According to Granof, “All the facts are on the side of commercial bail. Those in the public sector pretrial community can say (and do say) anything they want about how effective they are, but every research study ever done shows that release through a financially secured commercial bail bond is the most effective way to ensure a defendant’s appearance in court.”
If you would like to receive any of the research materials, please visit our bail bond resource library and select the items you would like to receive.