The Crime Report: NY Bail Reform Called ‘Most Dramatic’ in Nation
Thursday, September 17, 2020
After someone is arrested, wrongfully or not, they face the same pretrial system as everyone else.
However, not everyone is treated the same — especially when it comes to money.
Despite a rollback of some of its provisions, New York State’s landmark reform of the money bail system has gone a long way towards ending the “criminalization” of poverty, a panel of justice researchers and activists said Wednesday.