New York

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Understanding the Impact of New York Bail Reform

New York’s recent bail reform law, which was passed in April 2019 and amended on July 2, 2020, was expected to reduce the footprint of jail incarceration by limiting the use of money bail. The new law mandated pretrial release for the vast majority of nonviolent charges and required that judges consider a person’s ability to pay bail. A comprehens ...

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  • Jaeok Kim , Quinn Hood , Elliot Connors , Cherrell Green , Alex Boldin , Shirin Purkayastha , Christopher Gernon
November 15, 2022
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Toward a Fairer Parole Process

Examining Parole Denials in New York State

Every year in New York State, roughly 10,000 people appear before the Board of Parole to make their cases for release. In 2019, only 40 percent of people were granted parole, and in 2020—a year that demanded decarceration in the name of public health and safety given the risk of spreading COVID-19 in congregate settings—the release rate rose by onl ...

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  • Benjamin Heller , Cherrell Green , Shirin Purkayastha , Alex Boldin , Brian King
December 14, 2021
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