Pretrial Release

The Legislature Today
7:18 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Controversial House Bills Now in The Senate, Pretrial Release Programs, Sen. Brooks McCabe, & More

Bills relating to abortion, drilling waste, and the attorney general's office that were controversial in the House now make their way through the Senate. The House Judiciary Committee discusses expanding pretrial release programs. Soon-to-be-retiring Senator Brooks McCabe discusses the future of West Virginia through his thoughts on teacher pay raises, sustainable water quality, and the future fund.

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Corrections
4:03 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Senate Bill to Expand Pretrial Release Programs in W.Va. Approved By House Committee

Senator Donald Cookman answers delegates’ questions about S.B. 307.
Credit Aaron Payne

Among the seven bills discussed by the House Judiciary Committee Thursday was Senate Bill 307, authorizing community corrections programs to operate pretrial release programs. Those programs could range from work release to decreasing the cost of an issued bond.

The purpose of the program is to decrease the cost of counties having to hold these people in jails. Pilot programs have been implemented in a few counties such as Ohio and Wood.

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