Cuomo Outlines Plans to Bring ‘More Perfect Justice’ to New York


Against the Odds

Experimenting with Alternative Forms of Bail in New York City’s Criminal Courts

Statistics show that money bail is unaffordable and out of reach for many New Yorkers. On any given day, 7,000 people are detained pretrial at Rikers Island and other New York City jails because they cannot make bail. While judges in New York can choose up to nine different forms of bail at arraignment—including “alternative” forms that require lit ...

  • Insha Rahman
September 15, 2017

While Announcing Landmark Reforms, Cuomo Highlights Further Need for Justice Reform Across New York State

Across New York, momentum is building to end mass incarceration. Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in his State of the State address that he will propose the elimination of cash bail in certain cases, as well as several other criminal justice reforms—including speedy trial and improved due process—during the 2018 legislative session.  Here ...

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  • Karina Schroeder
    Karina Schroeder
January 04, 2018
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