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Criminal Justice Reform in New York

Devin McCourty | Players Coalition Member

In New York, two-thirds of people in jail have not been convicted of a crime.

Senseless pretrial jailing causes job loss and punishes families. New York can do better.


Watch this video and find out how you can help unlock New York's potential:

No more waiting for criminal justice reform in New York

New York voters overwhelmingly support pretrial reforms that keep people at home while they wait for their trials, shorten case processing times, and prevent defendants from taking plea deals before evidence is shared with them. Most people are there because they can’t afford the bail that was set by the judge, don’t have enough information to make an informed plea, and may have to wait months or years for their day in court.

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Your Deep Dive: Criminal Justice Reform in New York

  • Press Statement
  • Criminal Justice

FWD.us Statement on New York Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today urging Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to sign the pending bill to create a commission to investigate misconduct by…

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  • Press Statement
  • Criminal Justice

FWD.us Statement on Anniversary of Kalief Browder’s death

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

Closing Rikers Island Depends on Bold Bail Reform in Albany

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

Jets CEO signs onto letter urging lawmakers to pass comprehensive bail reform

Wanted to make sure that you saw the New York Daily News article featuring Jets CEO Christopher Johnson who, along with members of the Players Coalition, sent a letter yesterday…

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  • Press Statement
  • New York

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order to Restore Voting Rights to People on Parole

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

Polling Finds Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Pretrial Reform Efforts in New York

  • Press Statement
  • Criminal Justice

FWD.us Statement On New York Governor’s Justice Agenda

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

NEW POLL: New York Primary Voters Want Candidates who Support Criminal Justice…

  • Press Statement
  • Criminal Justice

FWD.us Statement on Gov. Cuomo Signing State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct Legislation

  • News
  • Criminal Justice

ICYMI – Assembly Members on why New York should eliminate cash bail…

  • Press Statement
  • Criminal Justice

FWD.us Statement on the Continued Need for Pretrial Reform in New York

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

Assembly Members on why NY should eliminate cash bail for smaller crimes

  • Press Statement
  • Criminal Justice

FWD.us Statement on NY State Assembly’s Passage of the Walker Reform Bill

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

Players Coalition members call on NY lawmakers to pass comprehensive bail reform

  • Research
  • Criminal Justice

New York Can’t Close Rikers Without Real Bail Reform

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

Professional Football Players Urge NY to Lead the Way on Pretrial Reform

  • Research
  • Criminal Justice

Poll Memo: Broad Bipartisan Support for Bold Pre-trial Reforms in New York…

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

FWD.us to lead expanded line of work, hires criminal justice reform expert