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Jamaal T. Bailey

is a Democrat who represents the 36th District in the state Senate. He represents New York's 36th state Senate District, which covers the Bronx neighborhoods of Norwood, Bedford Park, Williamsbridge, Co-op City, Wakefield and Baychester and the Westchester city of Mount Vernon.

Criminal Justice


New York needs a new criminal discovery law

New York’s discovery law allow district attorneys to withhold police reports and other key evidence until a trial begins. Prosecutors should instead be required to expeditiously turn over discoverable evidence, write state Sen. Jamaal Bailey and Assemblyman Joseph Lentol.



A 3-point plan to increase diversity in NYC’s specialized high schools

Black and Latino students are badly underrepresented at top schools, but new bills in Albany aim to change that.