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Bipartisan bill looks for balance on justice reform

WNYT Staff
Updated: November 25, 2019 06:59 PM
Created: November 25, 2019 12:38 PM

Justice reforms are taking effect next year in New York State.

A bipartisan bill was introduced Monday morning that's meant to strike a balance on providing bail reform while providing for greater judicial discretion to ensure public safety.

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State Sen. Jim Tedisco and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara introduced the bill.

Supporters of the changes say it will prevent poor people from languishing in jail for low-level crimes while their cases work through the system.

Community bail funds describe money bail as needless and cruel.

We will have the details of the bill in our evening newscasts beginning on NewsChannel 13 Live at 4.


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