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Groups Urge New York Legislature to Reject Changes to Important Bail Reform Laws

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On January 1, 2020, a new bail reform law took effect in New York State that has already successfully spared thousands - and likely tens of thousands - of New Yorkers from pretrial jailing. Yet after less than six weeks, the New York State Senate Majority is proposing legislation that would dismantle our hard-won reform. This proposal would be a devastating step backward from even the old bail law, creating a system of mass preemptive detention that fundamentally restructures our criminal legal system in favor of more incarceration, not less. Related Content Policy Memo on Regressive Senate Bail…

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