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Justice Denied: The Harmful and Lasting Effects of Pretrial Detention – The Answer

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Last April, the Vera Institute of Justice came out with a brief titled, “Justice Denied: The Harmful and Lasting Effects of Pretrial Detention”. It’s an indictment against pretrial detention and private bail. After noticing this report and briefly scanning it, it was apparent it was another propaganda piece from the criminal justice pro-reform advocates. I […]

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Jail: It’s Not Just for Criminals Anymore

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“Jail: It’s Not Just for Criminals Anymore” is not just a empty tagline. It’s unfortunately an accurate description of what our justice system has become. As a bondsman, I see first hand how our laws and criminal justice system affects people. Our laws have become punitive. They ensnare law-abiding citizens in our courts system who […]

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Thank You Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington County Theo Stamos

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Last updated on January 13th, 2019 at 06:01 pmTheo Stamos, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington County, deserves a big thank you for saying no to the lawmakers who asked her to stop recommending secured bail for defendants awaiting trial. It’s refreshing to see a lawyer of stature display principle and rectitude by simply sticking up for […]

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Update! Fugitive Mark Davis Failed to Appear for Felony Charges in Hanover Circuit Court

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Last updated on September 9th, 2018 at 09:39 amUpdate: Fugitive Mark Davis was brought into custody at the Hanover-Pamunkey Regional Jail on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018. As of this writing, he awaits trial without bond. Fugitive Mark Davis Fugitive Mark Davis failed to appear in the Hanover Circuit Court on June 6th, 2018 on felony […]

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Two Inmate Deaths at the Riverside Regional Jail

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Last updated on May 11th, 2018 at 06:05 pmThis past holiday season was apparently not a good one at the Riverside Regional Jail. Within 30 days, there were two inmate deaths at the facility. The Richmond Times Dispatch reported an apparent suicide on October 31, 2017. Then again on Nov 30, 2017, another inmate death […]

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Update: Wanted! Fugitive Tyreek Davis on Felony Charges in Henrico General District Court

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Last updated on March 18th, 2018 at 08:32 pmFugitive Tyreek Davis Wanted on Felony Charges in Henrico General District Court Update: Tyreek Davis was brought into custody at the Henrico Jail on Thursday, March 15,2018. He awaits trial and all previously outstanding bonds have all been revoked. Fugitive Tyreek Davis failed to appear in the […]

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What I Learned from My Bail Bond Scholarship

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The Scholarship For past two years, I sponsored $750 Scholarship in the form of an essay contest related to criminal justice. The intent of this bail bond scholarship was my to help to a couple of students, and maybe promote my business at the same time. The subject of criminal justice is not exactly a […]

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Fugitive Soueidatt El Hamer Wanted in Henrico General District Court

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Last updated on May 4th, 2019 at 09:53 am Fugitive Soueidatt El Hamer ( Elhaimer ) Wanted in Henrico General District Court Fugitive Soueidatt El Hamer failed to appear in the Henrico General District Court on June 28th, 2017 on PWI (possession with intent) charges. His date-of-birth is 10-10-1966. Once again, this is another case […]

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Hanover Fugitive Latwanda Patterson Caught

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Last updated on July 18th, 2017 at 11:09 pmFugitive Latwanda Patterson was caught by authorities and has been serving sentences and awaiting trial in Chesterfield and Hanover county jails. She has a record of numerous fail-to-appear charges, and her father, Robert Patterson, has proved to be, at best, and insincere cosigner. In other words, he […]

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Maryland Bail and the Shameless Attorney General

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Last updated on November 6th, 2018 at 05:18 am As a Virginia bail bondsman, I don’t keep up with Maryland politics. However, I caught this December 9 interview of Maryland attorney general Brian Frosh on the Marc Steiner Show. The topic was Maryland bail reform. The Annapolis Summit will begin this coming January 11, and […]

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Update: Fugitive Brandon Smith Wanted in Richmond General District Court

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Last updated on September 29th, 2017 at 11:06 amUpdate: Fugitive Brandon Smith turned up in the Riverside Regional Jail in August of 2017. As of this writing, he has been transferred to the Richmond City Justice Center where he awaits trial. Fugitive Brandon Smith failed to appear in the Richmond/Manchester General District Court on October […]

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The Quick Skinny on Bail Reform

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Last updated on November 4th, 2018 at 07:18 pmIn a previous blog post, I detailed the truth about pretrial services, from its’ history to its’ current form of punishment before trial. Defendants who go through pretrial services soon understand they are effectively placed on probation prior to being convicted. It makes a mockery of the […]

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The Inconvenient Truth about Pretrial Services: History, Perception, and Reality

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Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 04:42 pmFor the past fifty-plus years, pretrial services agencies have encroached on America’s criminal justice system, establishing themselves in local jurisdictions throughout the country. Their impact on our justice system is pernicious and largely misunderstood. I thought it necessary to explain and simplify it for those not familiar with the […]

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How the Pretrial Services Movement is Exploiting the Poor using Bail Reform

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Last updated on July 1st, 2016 at 08:08 amTrends come and go, and what has always been trendy is sticking up for the less fortunate. That’s generally a good thing; help the poor and downtrodden. However, there have always been charlatans and frauds who pretend to be the selfless benefactor while, in fact, profiting towards […]

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You Arrested Me for What?

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Last updated on December 27th, 2015 at 09:43 pmFrom back cover of my book, “You Arrested Me for What?: A Bail Bondsman’s Observations of Virginia’s Criminal Justice System“. When someone is arrested, is it right to place that person on parole while he or she is awaiting trial? If someone cannot pay a fine, should […]

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Fugitive: Brandon Brown on Felony Charges in Richmond Circuit Court

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Last updated on September 11th, 2015 at 09:57 am Fugitive: Brandon Brown on Felony Charges in Richmond Circuit Court Brandon Brown failed to appear in the Richmond City Circuit Court on August 25th, 2015 on felony drug charges. Brown has also caught the attending of Richmond Police. From a story on WTVR 6 about Brandon […]

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Best Jail Songs

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Last updated on October 28th, 2018 at 10:09 amIn a previous post, I created the Best and Worst Bail Bond Video Awards, according to me. So in a similar vein, I thought to create a Best Jail Songs blog, of what I believe to be the best jail songs of all time. I have to […]

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Wanted: Clarence Taylor for Failure to Appear

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Last updated on September 10th, 2015 at 10:11 pmFugitive: Clarence Taylor for failure to appear in Richmond General District Court. Clarence Eugene Taylor is currently a fugitive from justice after jumping bond in the jurisdiction of City of Richmond for felony and misdemeanor offenses. He’s believed to be residing in Richmond area, in a Motel. […]

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Richmond City Jail Is Open

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Last updated on October 5th, 2017 at 02:00 pm> The Richmond City Jail is Open for Business After many delays, the new Richmond City jail opened on July 28th. All of the inmates were moved from the old jail to the new. The jail, named the Richmond City Justice Center, is located directly behind the […]

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Best Bail Bond Videos

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Last updated on October 28th, 2018 at 10:28 am It’s apparent the bail bond industry is not known for it’s savvy marketing. Some time ago, I attempted to gather the best and worst bail bond commercials / videos. To be honest, it was actually a difficult task. Picking the best bail bond videos was difficult […]

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Jail Humor

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Last updated on October 31st, 2018 at 12:09 pmThere’s nothing really funny about being incarcerated. Aarrow Bail Bonds takes this seriously and are committed to helping people get their loved ones out of jail fast, with as little pain and hassle as possible. Having said that, humor can be found in most all things, including […]

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Eliminate Bail in Richmond Will Cost Taxpayers

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Last updated on July 17th, 2014 at 12:31 amThe city Prosecutor has drafted an outline to eliminate bail for non violent offenders. This soon-to-be Richmond policy will have a negative effect on bail bond industry in Richmond, Virginia. And the negative effect will not be just on the bail bondmen, but on the entire community […]

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