Governor, Anchorage DA want to see changes to new bail system

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One month into using Alaska's new computer-generated bail system, Governor Bill Walker and Anchorage District Attorney Richard Allen are calling on the legislature to make revisions. 

"When you pass big legislation that does a lot of things, it's not uncommon that you're going to need to make some changes once you see how it works on the ground," Allen said.  

The brand new Department of Corrections Pre-Trial Enforcement Division is a delayed component of Senate Bill 91, which went into effect on January 1, 2018. The division comes with a budget for 65 armed pretrial enforcement officer positions. Officers are tasked with providing pretrial risk assessments to the courts for each person charged with a crime, then, in some cases, supervising those who are granted release before trial. 

Governor, Anchorage DA want to see changes to new bail system

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