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making sense of bail reform in nys, part 2

Read Making Sense of Bail Reform in New York State, Part 1 here. PDF version of Making Sense of Bail Reform in New York State, Part 2 [for print], here. What Happened? Making Sense of Bail Reform in New York State, Part 2 New York just passed historic pretrial justice reforms. Given that the governor, Senate leaders, and the Assembly […]

making sense of bail reform in nys, part 1

Rikers Island Jail Complex, operated by the New York City Department of Correction. To make sense of bail reform in Albany, it helps to know a bit about what kind of law we have in New York, and why. On bail, there are a few things that make NY different than other states. Understanding this helps […]

statement by community members and advocates on the new york state assembly passing walker bail reform bill a10137a

For Immediate Release Tuesday, 6.12.2018 For inquiries, contact: gabriel sayegh, (New York): Today, the New York State Assembly took a bold step towards making our criminal justice system fairer by passing bail reform bill A10137A, sponsored by Assemblywoman Latrice Walker. This comprehensive bill will address and rectify the wealth-and race-based disparities that plague our criminal justice […]

community leaders, advocates urge legislators and governor to fix broken bail system in nys budget

Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Join Law Enforcement, Faith Leaders, Public Defenders and Families of Kalief Browder and Pedro Hernandez to Address Biased Policies Targeting Low-Income New Yorkers and People of Color New York, NY  – Yesterday, criminal justice reform advocates joined the families of Kalief Browder and Pedro Hernandez, law enforcement and faith leaders from across New York for the launch of a high six-figure statewide […]

statement by criminal justice reform groups across new york

The governor’s commitment to criminal justice reform is welcomed and needed. At his 2018 State of the State Address, the governor said, “Race and wealth should not be factors in our criminal justice system.” We wholeheartedly agree with the governor on this point and believe achieving this goal is an urgent priority for New York. […]

statement by community and advocacy groups on gov cuomo’s 2018 criminal justice reform proposal

#BailReformNY Advocacy Groups from Across the State Applaud Governor Cuomo’s Focus on Reforming New York’s Broken Criminal Justice System  These Proposals – if Appropriately Written into Law – have the Potential to Dramatically Reduce New York’s Jail Population Across the State  Community & Advocacy Groups Look Forward to Working with this Administration to Define and Implement these […]

press release about bail reform in new york

Over 100 Community, Legal, and Advocacy Groups Send Recommendations to Governor Cuomo for Effective Bail Reform  in New York Momentum Building for Meaningful Change to Move New York Forward New York: As momentum continues to build for bail reform in New York, yesterday, over 100 statewide and regional community groups, including advocacy and public defense organizations, […]