The Legislative Gazette: Wrongfully accused push for discovery reform

“We can no longer accept a bail system that creates and entrenches wealth and race-based disparities and feeds mass incarceration; a speedy trial law that allows cases to languish without a realistic opportunity to have one’s day in court; or a discovery law that deprives the accused of access to the most basic information about the case against them.”

Justine Olderman, our Executive Director, on the need for progressive pretrial reform and an overhaul on the current “blindfold law,” which withholds important evidence such as police reports from the defense until the start of the trial.

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