April 6th, 2017

Simon Cecil sat on a metal stoop at the Hennepin County jail’s exit, studying a mug shot of a man he’s never met but just paid $50 to bail out.Mug shots rarely capture a flattering likeness, and Cecil has learned that calculating the time it takes to discharge someone from jail is a science of educated guessing, so he stares at every face moving to the door, looking for David Stribling. After about half an hour, Cecil spots a guy who might be Stribling, but when he approaches, the…

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June 8th, 2016

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We had another successful conference this year which included an agenda filled with very informational training sessions. We continue to get good feedback about the conference being held at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and MAPSA intends on continuing to hold our annual conference at Mystic Lake. Here are some of the highlights of this year’s conference! Judge Mark Wernick was the conference’s keynote speaker and gave a very informational presentation on bail, public safety, and…

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February 23rd, 2016

Place your nominations for the 2016 MAPSA Board of Directors Award. This award will be presented at the 2016 MAPSA Conference on May 4, 2016 which is held at the Mystic Lake Casino. This award will be given to a person or program who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and professionalism in the field of diversion, pretrial screening or pretrial services. The nomination form can be found in the Summer 2016 Newsletter. The completed forms can be emailed to mapsa@mapsamn.us, emailed to any…

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February 2nd, 2016

State regulators reached an agreement with the bail bond industry requiring it to end unseemly practices such as kickbacks to jail inmates for delivering customers, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced at a Wednesday news conference. The agreement with 21 insurance companies that provide surety bonds to the state’s bail bond companies follows a three-year investigation in which company agents were found to be pressuring defendants and their families in courthouses and jails; paying…

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February 2nd, 2016

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Save the date for this year’s MAPSA Conference which will be held at the Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota on May 4, 2016.

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