New York’s Latest Bail Law Changes Explained

Bail will be an option for more crimes, but the heart of the law remains intact.

New York’s new bail reform law had been in effect for a mere three months when the state legislature amended it in early April. The most significant change is that there are more situations where judges can impose cash bail. They will also have more discretion in setting bail and other conditions of pretrial release. The updates go into effect on July 1.  See  more HERE

Research Aims to Illuminate the Impact of New York’s Sweeping Bail Reform | Arnold Ventures

I hope there is some serious research following these changes. Most of these reforms are counterintuitive any will be worse to victims of crime.

Arnold Ventures is committing $5.5 million to help four expert organizations — CUNY’s Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG), the Vera Institute of Justice, the Data Collaborative for Justice (DCJ), and the New York City Criminal Justice Agency (CJA) — document how statewide changes to the criminal justice system are implemented amid a challenging landscape.
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