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Statement from Vera Institute of Justice President Nicholas Turner in Support of Governor Cuomo’s Proposed Criminal Justice Reforms

New York, NY—Two decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court held: “In our society, liberty is the norm, and detention prior to trial or without trial is the carefully limited exception.” Yet, on any given day, over 25,000 New Yorkers are held in jails across the 62 counties of New York State. Two-thirds are there pretrial because they cannot make bail. Ma...

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January 03, 2018
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