New York Retreats on Bail Reform Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
from The Appeal
Amid an unprecedented pandemic that has hit hardest in New York, the state legislature passed a rollback of its landmark bail reform law, a move that will potentially land many more people in jails and put them at increased risk of contracting COVID-19, and took no action on a number of other reform measures. The original bail reform bill, passed last year, barred New York judges from setting cash bail for most misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies.
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