Sweeping reforms to New York’s pretrial system just went into effect. They will significantly reduce our state’s reliance on cash bail and make it easier for people to get a fair and speedy trial.
But already, people who want to go back to the bad old days are ratcheting up the pressure on elected officials to dismantle these important reforms and fill them with loopholes.
Tell lawmakers they can’t repeat the mistakes of the past. Mass Incarceration is not the answer.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins