The Problem with NYC’s Bail Reform

Our Executive Director, Robin Steinberg, published the following piece in The Marshall Project about the city’s proposal to reform the bail system:

“Yesterday, the city unveiled a plan to largely eliminate cash bail for New Yorkers charged with low-level or nonviolent crimes. This long overdue step has the potential to reshape pretrial detention in New York City and break the causal connection between poverty and incarceration. And that is a good thing. But in revamping the bail system, there are also tremendous pitfalls, and the city’s proposed cure may be nearly as bad as the disease.”

To read the original article click here.