Elizabeth Glazer

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NYC To Use $17.8 Million To Offer Non-Bail Option For Some Suspects

Thousands 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.


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City Launches System-Wide Review Of NYC Jail Suicides

New 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.


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DNA Database Expansion Begins In New York

Now anyone convicted of a felony or penal misdemeanor will have a DNA sample collected, which will be a massive expansion of the current database.