What bail reform could look like in New York

Mar 30, 2018

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As lawmakers in Albany try to finalize a state budget for the fiscal year that begins April 1, it appears that bail reform will not be part of the package, but action could be taken in the legislature before it recesses for the year in June.

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to eliminate cash bail for those charged with misdemeanors and non-violent crimes. 

Beth Fertig, a courts and legal affairs reporter at WNYC, has analyzed data from the Office of Court Administration and talked to a number of sources in politics and law enforcement to get a sense of the implications of bail reform.

Click on the LISTEN link above to hear this interview.