New York City To End Cash Bail For Low-Level Defendants

New York City To End Cash Bail For Low-Level Defendants

By Joel Rose

The $18 million initiative allows judges to release suspects into court supervision, instead of requiring cash bail. That could keep many pretrial defendants out of the troubled Rikers Island jail.

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