Bail or Jail: Watch Justine Olderman discuss the need for bail reform

Richard French speaks with the Chief Judge of New York State, Jonathan Lippman and with Justine Olderman of The Bronx Defenders about the current state of the jail and bail system in New York State.

Justine Olderman: “We can say, ideally, it is about the presumption of innocence; it’s about the right to trial; it’s about the opportunity to confront your accuser. But for people who are held in on bail, they will give up all of those rights in a second, in a heartbeat, to be reunited with their loved ones, to go back to work, to go back to their homes, and to go on to live their lives.”