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Are City Jails Failing to Enforce Bail Reform?

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A new report said that the Corrections Department is failing to enforce the new law that guarantees the accused to be released three hours after posting bail. Given solely to The NY Daily News, the report said only 12% of respondents were released within that time frame.

Put together by the Bronx Freedom Fund and the Legal Aid Society, the study surveyed 205 prisoners in the Bronx and Queens. The average release time was nearly seven hours.

Of the 205 prisoners, 24 got out over ten hours after the Freedom Fund posted bail. One unnamed man got out of jail nine hours after bail was paid, with the delay causing him to lose a bed in a homeless shelter and his job.

Read the full July 10, 2019 story by Michael Gartland in THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS…

thisistheBronx news summary by: Adam McPartlan

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