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LTE: Let’s Build Upon the Success of Pretrial Reforms

Marie Ndiaye, Supervising Attorney of the Decarceration Project at The Legal Aid Society, penned a letter to the editor in response to a recent New York Daily News editorial on bail reform.

“Last year, Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature — after full analysis and input from community, law enforcement and district attorneys — ended cash bail for the majority of offenses,” she writes. “This was done without incorporating a provision requiring judges to engage in the wholly unreliable guesswork of predicting future crimes. It was the right thing to do. Albany must stand strong and instead of rolling back anything, lawmakers must build on these reforms by enacting others.”

Read the full letter to the editor here.