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Don’t roll back progress on bail

Expand The front gate is pictured at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York April 8, 2016. © 2016 Reuters   New York finally implemented landmark bail reform earlier this month. Already some elected officials are pressing to roll it back. The Legislature should resist that pressure.   Nationwide, and in New York, thousands of people are sitting in jail awaiting trial, most of them because they cannot afford bail. But keeping someone in jail before their trial should be exceptional, not the general rule — subject to substantial due process guarantees. People held in pre-trial…

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