Human Rights Watch: 128 Rights Groups Urge New York Legislature to Implement Pretrial Reforms

“Despite the fact that a majority of New Yorkers and State elected officials support the new pretrial laws, prosecutors continue to engage in a coordinated strategy to subvert the pretrial reforms before they have even gone into effect by spreading fear and misinformation. The new bail, discovery and speedy trial laws were carefully and deliberately crafted over the course of years with input from all stakeholders to scale back our state’s pretrial jailing crisis, bring greater fairness and transparency to the system, save taxpayers millions of dollars, and enhance public safety.”

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