Hochul Has a New Bail Proposal. It’s a Lot Like Her Old One.With budget talks at a stalemate, Hochul offered the legislature new draft language on bail. It would accomplish largely the same result as her previous plan: a dramatic expansion in judges’ ability
Why Does Rikers Island Still Lock People in Shower Stalls?So-called “de-escalation units” were supposed to help people cool off after violent encounters. But months after their implementation, Rikers staff still use the old brutal methods.
Rikers Intake Is a Mess, But We Can’t Expect Too Much Progress, Federal Judge RulesNearly a year and a half after they were supposed to fix their system, jail officials still don't know how long they’re keeping people in notorious intake pens.