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SFAA responds to ABA Journal and advocates the societal benefits of surety bail

Thursday, March 10, 2016  

The Surety & Fidelity Association of America ("SFAA") is a non-profit corporation whose member companies collectively write the majority of surety and fidelity bonds in the United States. SFAA's members are sureties on the vast majority of bonds in the United States, and include a number of companies active in providing surety bail bonds.

Much of the law involves balancing the interests of the parties and stakeholders. In her President's Message, Paulette Brown identifies key issues with respect to the use of bail.  However, the balancing as presented in her Message is incomplete. Her Message fails to acknowledge the societal benefit of bail and the societal harm and cost caused by a defendant's failure to appear.


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