In this photo taken Tuesday, July 7, 2015, a bail bonds sign hangs on the side of a bail bonds business near Brooklyn’s courthouse complex and jail in New York. Officials say they’re eliminating cash bail for thousands of New Yorkers accused of misdemeanor and non-violent felonies. Instead people accused of certain crimes will be monitored while they wait for their trial.
In this photo taken Tuesday, July 7, 2015, a bail bonds sign hangs on the side of a bail bonds business near Brooklyn’s courthouse complex and jail in New York. Officials say they’re eliminating cash bail for thousands of New Yorkers accused of misdemeanor and non-violent felonies. Instead people accused of certain crimes will be monitored while they wait for their trial. Kathy Willens AP
In this photo taken Tuesday, July 7, 2015, a bail bonds sign hangs on the side of a bail bonds business near Brooklyn’s courthouse complex and jail in New York. Officials say they’re eliminating cash bail for thousands of New Yorkers accused of misdemeanor and non-violent felonies. Instead people accused of certain crimes will be monitored while they wait for their trial. Kathy Willens AP

It’s time to end cash bail that leads unfairly to time in jail

June 28, 2017 12:23 PM