Criminal Justice Reform in New York: What to Expect in 2020?

Sweeping criminal justice reforms are coming to New York this year. Starting January 1, 2020, change is coming for the city's prosecutors and police that will force them to adjust their current practices. Here are some of the significant changes made on the criminal justice system to look out for. Bail Reform New state legislature on bail reform aims to reduce the number of people held in jail and the amount of time the system can keep them. People have been languishing in prisons such as Riker's Island and other facilities for years while waiting for their day in court.…

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