Policy

New York State Police Troopers
It wasn’t only because people are staying at home.
Lawmakers avoided major changes to the 2019 legislation, but added more bail-eligible offenses.
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The measure, which would let judges assess dangerousness, faces opposition in the Assembly.
Following increasing coronavirus cases at Rikers Island there is a call for the temporary release of prisoners to help curb the outbreak.
A limited release of Rikers Island inmates may not halt a coronavirus outbreak.
How should police and prisons work to contain the COVID-19 outbreak?
The conversation around criminal justice has shifted dramatically.
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz
Queens DA also continues asking for bail in other cases, despite campaign pledge.
The outside of a prison.
Criminal justice activists are mounting a counter-attack in Albany.
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Governor Andrew Cuomo
Fair or not, the political winds are blowing in favor of changing the recently implemented criminal justice reforms.
New York Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins meet in the majority leader’s office.
Apparent contradictions in bail reform backed Democrats into corner.
State Sen. Julia Salazar speaks during a criminal justice rally at the state house.
A working group of state senators is under pressure to rethink criminal justice – again – or risk electoral defeat.
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