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This is how the process works in New York City when you are arrested by NYPD

April 27, 2018
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A video journey through the criminal justice system The experience of being arrested is all too common among the clients of nonprofit organizations. In order to serve them best, a thorough understanding of how they might have landed in jail is needed. Minor offenses such as trespassing easily snare a homeless person. A parent can…

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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking aim at one of the justice system’s worst practices against the poor. 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…

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