This week we are going to tackle the Elephant in the room, Pretrial in all its glory. What amazes me is that everyone likes to grumble about it, but no-one seems willing to take the problem on. It may well be the death knell of comercial surety. It is time to take a stance on Pretrial. I have spent a couple of days digging into the economics. The poor taxpayer is taking it in the ass. Best stat I found was New Jersey where they want $1.5 million to hire 10-15 new people to head up the Pretrial effort. This is ridiculous!