Elizabeth Glazer

NYC To Use $17.8 Million To Offer Non-Bail Option For Some SuspectsThousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won't face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects out of the troubled Rikers Island jail complex.
City Launches System-Wide Review Of NYC Jail SuicidesNew York City is using a $400,000 federal grant to review suicides and acts of self-harm in city jails with an approach commonly applied when things go wrong in the medical and aviation industries, officials said Tuesday.
DNA Database Expansion Begins In New YorkNow anyone convicted of a felony or penal misdemeanor will have a DNA sample collected, which will be a massive expansion of the current database.