In New York State, of the 25,000 people currently in jail, two out of three have not been convicted of a crime. Instead, they are in jail awaiting trial.
Senseless pretrial jailing rips apart families, undermines the presumption of innocence and wastes hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.
It’s time to end this — now.
We are thrilled that Governor Cuomo put bail reform in his 2019 Executive Budget Proposal and that lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly are considering passing legislation to eliminate money bail and render pretrial jailing the exception.
Join us and tell your legislators that it’s time to pass real, bold bail reform in New York – right now.
It’s time for Albany to act.