Sixteen thousand New Yorkers are behind bars because they cannot afford bail. Two out of three people in New York jails have not been convicted of a crime.
The current system is an embarrassment that harms our state’s families, economy, and communities and disproportionately impacts black, brown, and poor New Yorkers.
Are you ready to take action to help enact pre-trial reforms in New York?
Call your legislator and tell them you want real bail reform that genuinely protects the presumption of innocence, significantly drives down jail populations and makes pretrial jailing the exception, not the rule.