New York’s criminal justice system is inadequate, unfair, and deeply broken.
Each year tens of thousands of New Yorkers who have not been convicted of a crime are stuck behind bars, pulled away from their work and their families, because they can’t afford to pay bail. A slow and backlogged court system drags out their injustice, as they wait months – or even years – for trial.
These injustices disproportionately hurt people of color and poor New Yorkers. We need real criminal justice reform – and we need it NOW.
TAKE ACTION: Tell the Governor and lawmakers they must pass real reform of our bail, speedy trial and discovery laws.
Andrew M. Cuomo (D-NY), Governor
Your State Upper Chamber Representatives
Your State Lower Chamber Representatives
Carl E. Heastie, Speaker, New York State Assembly
Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Majority Leader, New York State Senate