April 8, 2021 – Inaccurate, misleading and one-sided media coverage leading up to the implementation of the state’s new bail laws in 2020 – and the ensuing weeks and months after they took effect – contributed to a negative reaction to the changes, according to a report from FWD.us. We discussed the findings with report co-author Laura Bennett, manager of research for criminal justice reform at FWD.us.