It’s Time for Bail Reform in New York 

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New Yorkers value justice, fairness, and equal opportunity. But our broken justice system is undermining these values. There are over 25,000 people detained in local jails across New York State on any given day; nearly 70% are being detained pretrial. This means they have not been convicted—they have only been charged with a crime, are presumed innocent, and are awaiting their day in court. Most are detained in jail pretrial simply because they cannot afford to pay cash bail. No one should be held in jail simply because they cannot afford to buy their freedom.

Fact Sheet – It’s Time for Bail Reform in New York

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Katal New York Update- November 30, 2023

In this issue:
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-Katal Testifying at New York City Council Committee on Criminal Justice Oversight Hearing
-Next Weeks December New York Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call
-Save The Date: Rally to Shut Rikers Thursday, Dec. 14th at 1:00pm
-Quotes of the Week

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