New York Law Seeks to Abolish Cash Bail

Robert Valencia
Apr 7, 2019 - 5:00
New York Law Seeks to Abolish Cash Bail

] Early this week, New York lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a slew of reforms to the state’s criminal justice system as part of the 2020 budget. Among the biggest changes is the end of cash bail for a majority of criminal charges. “Ninety percent of the people who are charged will remain out of jail. You want to talk about a life-changing measure … these are people who would’ve been sent to Rikers in New York City,” Cuomo told reporters Sunday. “We did not handle the violent felonies … and that’s something we’re going...

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