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Cash bail hurts the poor. New York’s governor wants to greatly limit it.

January 3, 2018
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking aim at one of the justice system’s worst practices against the poor.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at HELP USA's Scholarship Awards Luncheon. (Governor's Office)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at HELP USA’s Scholarship Awards Luncheon. (Governor’s Office)

As many as 9 out of 10 people in jail nationwide are there because they can’t afford bail, but momentum is growing to end monetary bail in most cases, including in New York where Cuomo has made such a proposal, Vox reports.

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