Manhattan Bail Project official court transcripts October 1961-June 1962

Overview

The Manhattan Bail Project was Vera’s first initiative and showed that many people accused of committing a crime can be relied on to appear in court and do not have to post bail or be held until trial.

Read the transcripts from arraignment hearings at which New York City judges considered the recommendations Vera made in the early days of the Manhattan Bail Project.

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