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Political battle intensifies over NY bail changes

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Law enforcement and prosecutors across the state on Thursday voiced a myriad of concerns over sweeping changes to New York’s criminal justice system, ramping up an on-going debate over reform funding and implementation as the changes ...

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New York bail law rollout prompts concern from probation officials

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two probation directors from upstate New York raised concerns on Thursday about how sweeping changes to the state’s bail law will be implemented. Delaware County Probation Director Scott Glueckert told state lawmakers that he doesn’t have ...

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Bail law draws criticism from New York Republican lawmakers

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State Republicans announced legislation and decried an overhaul to New York’s bail law on Thursday, deepening a political battle as widespread changes to the state’s criminal justice system go into effect at the beginning of next ...

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New York state slashes the practice of paying bail

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NEW YORK (AP) — On a single day last fall, over 200 people accused but not convicted of small-time, misdemeanor crimes sat in New York City’s infamous Rikers Island jail because they couldn’t pay bail. Nearly half were behind bars ...

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