FWD.us Statement: New York Lawmakers Must Continue to Hold the Line Against Changes to Successful Bail Laws

ALBANY, NY – FWD.us New York State Director Alana Sivin issued the following statement today in response to ongoing budget negotiations: 

“As New York lawmakers continue budget negotiations, it is imperative that they remain steadfast in their commitment to protect bail reform and not agree to any changes that would undermine this successful policy. Protecting bail reform means protecting the lives saved, dollars invested in communities, and nights spent at home that this successful policy has brought to New York communities. Bail reform is working. We urge lawmakers to continue to follow the data and protect this successful policy that has not compromised public safety.”

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