Criminal Justice

A bail bonds office in Brooklyn near the Brooklyn House of Detention.
Criminal justice reformers send letter urging leaders to stand firm.
Democratic leaders like Andrea Stewart-Cousins are expressing openness to changes in bail reform law.
Potential changes include adding bail-eligible offense and giving judges more discretion.
New York Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.
The assembly minority leader’s arrest came at the worst time for Republicans.
New York City’s plan to build new jails to replace the notorious Rikers Island complex dominated headlines this fall.
The top criminal justice bills on Albany’s 2020 agenda.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (right) announced that Dermot Shea (center) will be the next Commissioner of the New York Police Department, replacing James O'Neill (left).
He has a lot in common with his predecessor.
Courtroom
Controversial proposals regarding the NYPD’s Civilian Complaint Review Board are on the ballot.
Protesters against solitary confinement at New York state correctional facilities, during a rally to urge New York state legislators to pass reform legislation at the state Capitol.
In a letter exclusively obtained by City & State, 137 progressive groups demand passage on first day of legislative session.
Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, stands with Rev. Al Sharpton during a news conference outside of New York Police headquarters.
Legislators are pushing for transparent police records. The Police Benevolent Association argues that puts officers at risk.
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson delivering a passionate speech at City Hall in favor of closing the Rikers Island jail complex.
It’s a major overhaul, here’s the breakdown in dollars and square feet.
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