Luxurious Prisons

10 Most Luxurious Prisons in the World

We’re all for inmate rehabilitation while in jail, but some of these prisons are more like a vacation retreat. With all of the accommodations that these prisons offer, is there really rehabilitation or does this create more of a dependency on the system? Our prediction is that there is a fair amount of inmates that commit crimes to be sent back to their luxury prison apartment.

Presidential Race 2016

The First Jobs of the 2016 Presidential Candidates

The 2016 presidential candidates all have impressive résumés. Hillary Clinton, for instance, was a first lady, a senator, and a US secretary of state. But before all that, she held a few less glamorous jobs.

Clinton briefly worked at a salmon cannery in Valdez, Alaska, where she was hired to scoop out fish guts. It didn’t last long, though. She was “kicked out” of the job for working too slowly and questioning the quality of the fish. But her first job was less unusual. She was a babysitter — a job that pays about $10 an hour in today’s market, according to salary site PayScale.

It put together the following infographic, which shows the first jobs of the 2016 presidential candidates and how much each gig pays today:

Original Source: Business Insider

Presidential Candidates 2016

Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50

Denver Broncos Journey to Super Bowl 50

With the franchise’s record-tying eighth trip to the Super Bowl already booked, John Elway’s declaration to Peyton Manning in 2012 is wedged into the list of historical references that includes Orange Crush, The Helicopter, T.D., Back-to-Back, This one’s for Floyd Little, Dan Reeves and Mike Shanahan.

The Denver Broncos are in their second Super Bowl in three seasons, and have won five consecutive division titles — four since Manning joined the team. The Broncos are 50-14 in those four years.

And it has all gone almost according to the plan Elway presented to Manning during the quarterback’s free-agency tour in 2012. At the time, Elway looked across the desk and promised, “I would do everything in my power” to make sure Manning finished his career “the way I finished mine.”

Most every kid with a jersey in the Rocky Mountain region knows the Broncos won back-to-back Super Bowls in Elway’s final two seasons in 1998 and ’99. The Broncos went to the Super Bowl to finish the 2013 season and were routed 43-8 by the Seattle Seahawks, but they are back, one step away from another Lombardi Trophy.

“I think the big thing is we have to win it,” Elway said. “It’s going to be a tremendous add to Peyton’s legacy, but also to the Broncos’ legacy. I think it is important, we’ve given ourselves an opportunity, so hopefully we have saved our best for last.”

Elway has done “everything in my power” to make it happen including changing coaching staffs after four AFC West titles. Since Manning’s arrival, the Broncos have added homegrown players like running back C.J. Anderson, defensive end Derek Wolfe, defensive end Malik Jackson, center Matt Paradis and cornerback Bradley Roby. They opened the checkbook in free agency for the likes of linebacker DeMarcus Ware, cornerback Aqib Talib, safety T.J. Ward, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and safety Darian Stewart, among others.

And linebacker Brandon Marshall was even a waiver claim, as was linebacker Todd Davis.

All the while, even as the Broncos set the league’s single-season scoring record in 2013 (606 points), Elway had an eye cast toward building a team like the 2015 Broncos. The first pick of the five drafts Elway has overseen have been defensive players. All five of those players — Von Miller, Wolfe, Sylvester Williams, Roby and Shane Ray — start or play significant snaps for the league’s No. 1 defense. And now Manning is on a team that doesn’t have him in the hub of the wheel.

The Broncos were No. 1 in total defense this season, No. 1 in pass defense, No. 1 in sacks, No. 3 in run defense and No. 4 in scoring defense. And the team was 7-0 in games when the Broncos had at least 130 yards rushing.

Manning’s overall effect on the franchise and his teammates has been undeniable. Even this season, when Manning missed seven starts with a left foot injury, the prospect of his return and the Broncos’ chances of reaching Super Bowl 50 were always at the forefront.

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Adams County Head Start Help for Children & Community

Adams County Head Start is a program that continues to help children prepare for their education journey. It also helps parents, teachers and the community as a whole. This is a great program for Adams County and Colorado! Adams County Head Start sets children up for success and contributes to the growth of very necessary skills and human interactions that can go unnourished.

Check out the video!

How to Verify a Bail Bond Agent

Front Range Bail Bonds is licensed and insured bail bonds company. Before you work with any bail bonds company you should verify their licensing. Here is a video about how to verify a Bail Bond Agent in Colorado.

Watch this short video, on how to verify a bail bond agent is trustworthy. It’s as easy as searching the Expert Bail database of registered bail bond agents that are licensed and in good standing.

Trustworthy Bail Bonds

Find a Trustworthy Expert Bail Bondsman

If you have been asked to help bail someone the last thing you need is to shop around for a trustworthy bail bondsman. Most people have never imagined that they’d need to call a bail bondsman and it’s natural to have questions regarding the qualifications and credentials of the person they are about to trust with a personal situation.

As Colorado Bail bondsmen we are required to be licensed by the Department of Insurance. The licensing process requires the agent successfully complete pre-licensing course work and that they pass a state examination. Those interested in becoming a bail agent must complete an application form, submit to a criminal background check and be able to prove that they are of good moral character. If someone has been involved in financial lawsuits or has felony convictions on their record this could lead to an application denial by the Department of Insurance. If these types of things are on a person’s record they will need to be prepared to explain these in writing and provide other documentation as requested. Bail bondsmen must participate in ongoing education in order for their license to remain in force. If they fail to complete continuing-ed courses their license will expire.

Who Are Bail Bondsmen?

Bail agents are highly trained in the field of bail bonds and are experts when it comes to how to get people out of jail fast. Reputable bondsmen are those that adhere to all the regulations put forth and stay current with their licensing. Be careful when choosing your bail bondsman, that you don’t become a victim of circumstances. Front Range Bail Bonds is licensed, insured and current with all regulations. We will provide you with a quick and professional bail service, and offer guidance with every step of the process. We’re a Colorado bail bonds company serving Denver, Aurora, Adams County, Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, Weld County and surrounding cities in the front range.

Denver Broncos Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning Goes Orange, Tebow Goes Green!

It’s been a turbulent week in the NFL this week. Starting with the largest contract ever offered by the Denver Broncos to acquire Peyton Manning as their starting quarterback. After that the writing was on the wall for Tim Tebow, with Manning taking over the offensive reigns for the Broncos.

It didn’t take very long until it was announced that Tebow had been traded to the New York Jets. Tebow is a young and influential quarterback, with a bright future ahead of him. Instead of a celebration of acquiring seasoned winning quarterback, a lot of Broncos’ fans were upset that Tebow would no longer be on their team. We wish Tebow the best of luck with the New York Jets and please no magical 4th quarter comebacks when playing the Denver Broncos!

Bail Bonds Denver Colorado

How Bail Bonds Work

How bail bonds work, in the state of Colorado.

A bail bond agent, or bondsman, is any person or corporation that will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of persons accused in court. Although banks, insurance companies and other similar institutions are usually the sureties on other types of contracts, such entities are reluctant to put their depositors’ or policyholders’ funds at the kind of risk involved in posting a bail bond. Bail bond agents on the other hand, are usually in the business to cater to criminal defendants, often securing their customers’ release in just a few hours.

Bail Amount

Colorado law sets the factors a judge must examine when determining the bail amount. Factors include the crime the defendant is accused of, previous criminal history, whether the defendant is employed, financial circumstances and the defendant’s family relationships.

Surety Bond

A surety bond can be obtained from a bail bondsman to secure the defendant’s release from jail. The bail bond agency will generally charge a non-refundable fee of 10% of the bail amount for its service and will post the full amount with the court. The bail bond amount will be returned to the agency in full once the defendant appears in court.

Release

Once the defendant’s bail is posted they may be released from jail. If they are being held in a city jail, release may occur within 15 minutes to 2 hours. However because county court is more populated, release may take as long as 8 hours.

Collateral

In addition to the 10% fee, the bail bond company may also request that the defendant provide additional collateral, usually valued at the full bond amount. Property may be seized, including bank accounts, cars, houses and jewelry, when its bond is forfeited and the defendant fails to appear in court.

(1) In determining the amount of bail and the type of bond to be furnished by the defendant, the judge fixing the same shall consider and be governed by the following criteria:

The amount of bail shall not be oppressive;

  • When a person is charged with an offense punishable by fine only, the amount of bail shall not exceed the amount of the maximum penalty;
  • The defendant’s employment status and history and his financial condition;
  • The nature and extent of his family relationships;
  • His past and present residences; His character and reputation;
  • Identity of persons who agree to assist him in attending court at the proper time;
  • The nature of the offense presently charged and the apparent probability of conviction and the likely sentence;
  • The defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, and, if he previously has been released pending trial, whether he appeared as required;
  • (j) Any facts indicating the possibility of violations of law if the defendant is released without restrictions;
  • Any facts indicating a likelihood that there will be an intimidation or harassment of possible witnesses by the defendant;
  • Any other facts tending to indicate that the defendant has strong ties to the community and is not likely to flee the jurisdiction;
  • Unless the district attorney consents, no person shall be released on personal recognizance if he is presently at liberty on another bond of any kind in another criminal action involving a felony or a class 1 misdemeanor;
  • Unless the district attorney consents, no person shall be released on personal recognizance if he has a record of conviction of a class 1 misdemeanor within two years, or a felony within five years, prior to the release hearing.
Expert Bail Bonds Company

Expert Bail doing good for the Holidays

After a successful Thanksgiving Facebook promotion that provided meals for over 500 families in Fresno, California, ExpertBail, the nation’s first and only nationally branded bail bond network, launched its new Holiday Toy Drive promotion. “We had such a great response from our Thanksgiving promotion and we were able to help feed so many families in need, that we wanted to take it to the next level for the holidays,” says Eric Granof, Chief Marketing Officer for AIA and ExpertBail. “While we focused on one location for our Thanksgiving promotion, we are looking to expand that to 10 locations around the country for our new Holiday Toy Drive promotion.”

With over 5,000 verified agents in its Network, ExpertBail is committed to challenging the negative stereotypes of the bail profession by putting a more professional and trusted face on the industry. “Most people don’t understand the bail bond industry at all,” adds Granof. “In addition to this lack of understanding, most people also have a pretty negative impression of those that make up the industry, the actual bail agents. The common perception is that they are untrusting, unprofessional thugs that run through the streets with guns chasing fugitives. The reality of the industry couldn’t be further from that perception.”

The ExpertBail Network prides itself on helping those in need. Many of the agents that make up the nationwide network are active participants in their local communities. From charitable causes to youth sports programs to advocating community safety, ExpertBail Agents are committed to actively participating in making their communities a better place to live.

The new ExpertBail Toy Drive promotion launched on December 1st and will run through the first three weeks of the month. In order to participate, all people must to do is “Like” ExpertBail’s Facebook page and ExpertBail will donate a toy to a family in need. Everyone who “Likes” the page will also be asked to put the name of the city that they would like to see receive the donation.

ExpertBail will select ten cities that receive the most mentions on Facebook and provide them each with a donation based on the total number of likes.

About ExpertBail

ExpertBail is the bail bond industry’s first true national bail bond network. Comprised of the most experienced and highest quality bail agents in the industry, ExpertBail helps consumers reduce the clutter in the bail marketplace and directs them towards a trusted, proven and experienced bail agent in a simple and transparent way. Expert Bail is backed by AIA, the oldest and largest family of bail bond insurance companies. With over 150 years of stability, trust and knowledge behind every bond written in the ExpertBail Network, our focus is on the consumer and helping them through a difficult time. The mission of ExpertBail and its network of agents is not only to meet the expectations of our customers, but to exceed them substantially.

About AIA

The AIA family of companies has been partnering with agents across the country for over a century. Formed in 2003 as an alliance of the surety bail industry’s leading companies Allegheny Casualty, International Fidelity and Associated Bond, AIA utilizes a unique “service-focused” approach to management that provides its family of agents with the knowledge, tools and commitment they need to grow their business and succeed. AIA has become the overwhelming industry leader in agent service, national coverage, bail written and number of agents.

Article Source: PR Web

Bail Bonds sign

Controversial Bail Bonds Sign

By Tyler Waldman of Towson Patch

A new entry into Towson’s crowded bail bonds market has residents talking.

Double D Bail Bonds is set to open in several weeks at 11 E. Chesapeake Ave., but the office’s new sign, installed Saturday, has drawn some complaints from neighbors and area residents.

The logo depicts a busty woman in handcuffs and jail stripes with generous cleavage and the eponymous D’s on her chest.

Danny, a man at the location who declined to give his last name but said he was a friend assisting owner Denny Danielczyk, said the community ought not judge the store by its cover.

But the sign left Nancy Hafford, executive director of the Towson Chamber of Commerce, “disturbed.”

“I would hope that they would reconsider the sign that they have made up,” Hafford said, expressing concern that the sign now has a prominent position across from the Towson library.

“They have children’s book readings for nursery school kids across the street,” she said.

Hafford said she would like to meet with Danielczyk about the sign, adding that she has no problems with the office’s name.

The two D’s are from Danny’s and Danielczyk’s first names, Danny said. A LinkedIn profile identifies Danielczyk as owner of Towson-based Metropolis Funding. He owned the now-defunct Towson pizzeria Stolano’s, and his name is shown in liquor license proceedings as the owner of the nearby bar Lil’ Dicky’s. Efforts to reach Danielczyk through a number listed on his business card were unsuccessful.

Danny said Double D solicited the logo online and “that was one that we thought that was very marketable,” he said.

On Oct. 21, Baltimore County approved the sign that included the logo. According to zoning officials, the county can’t police sign content short of actual nudity or obscenity.

“I don’t know what government can do to regulate that type of image,” County Councilman David Marks said. “Hopefully the Towson Chamber of Commerce and other individuals might be able to persuade them to remove it.”

Julie Saxenmeyer, a Cockeysville resident who works in Towson, noticed the sign soon after it was erected over the weekend. She said she’s not easily offended but believes the sign is inappropriate for downtown Towson and that street, which is home to several other bail bondsmen near the Towson District Court.

“I think all their signs are pretty gawdy, but they don’t objectify women,” she said. “I just don’t think it’s the way to advance a business in this neighborhood.”

Danny denied that any sexism was intended with the logo, and said Double D plans to “revolutionize” the bail bond industry.

“We believe that 99 of 100 people that are bailed out of jail have some type of chemical dependency,” he said. “We believe the system does not deal with that. Instead they like to incarcerate and we just don’t believe in that philosophy. We believe in rehabilitation.”

Danny said his firm has partnerships with local mental health providers and lawyers. The Towson location would be the first, with four others planned in Essex, Baltimore City and Harford County.

He said passers-by have generally had no problem with his logo, with a few exceptions.

“I guess there are some feminists here,” he said. “I guess that’s why it’s called America. We all have to get along with different aspects of life and it’s not meant to be taken in an offensive way.”