Bail & Incarceration
You or a loved one has been arrested, now what? After an arrest, you will be brought before a judge in the local criminal court. At that time, the judge will decide whether to set bail (monetary condition) or release you while you fight your charge(s). The consequences of having bail set are devastating for the person in custody and their families, but we can help. Our staff in the Decarceration Project work with our trial lawyers to make sure that everyone has a chance at freedom, and our Prisoners’ Rights Project can advocate for the incarcerated person’s safety and health inside NYC jails and State prisons.
How To Get Help
If you have an open criminal case, call the Criminal Defense Office in the borough where your case is pending and ask for your assigned attorney.
Staten Island: 347-422-5333
If you are seeking help for someone who is incarcerated and has complaints regarding physical or sexual abuse and/or conditions with their health or treatment, please contact the Prisoners’ Rights Project at 212-577-3530. We generally do not directly represent individuals in individual litigation, but focus our resources on systemic challenges. We can provide accurate information about rights during incarceration and advocate for your safety and health.