Nearly 200 People Being Released From Rikers After Gov. Hochul Signs 'Less Is More Act,' Calls N.Y.'s Incarceration Rate 'A Point Of Shame'The announcement comes amid worsening violence, inmate deaths and inhumane conditions at Rikers Island.
Advocates Call On New York City To Remove People From Rikers Island As City Council Convenes On CrisisFor hours Wednesday, the crisis on Rikers Island took center stage, as City Council members heard testimony and questioned stakeholders.
Package Of Criminal Justice Reform Bills Sparks Strong Opinions On Both Sides With End Of Legislative Session LoomingProponents say they benefit society by giving reformed offenders a second chance. Opponents say they are pro-criminal and dangerous.
Coronavirus Update: Rikers Island Rate Of Infection 7 Times Higher Than Citywide, Legal Aid SaysThe Legal Aid Society warns if the pandemic continues at this pace, the entire local jail population will be infected within a matter of weeks.
Study: Massive Drop In Criminal Summonses Linked To Criminal Justice Reform ReactionA John Jay College study found a 94% decline in the number of criminal summonses issued by the NYPD since 2017.
Due To Overwhelming Workload, Manhattan DA Considering Not Prosecuting Certain CasesThere may end up being a startling and some say worrisome consequence of New York's controversial criminal justice reform laws.
Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Say New Discovery Laws Not To Blame For Death Of Witness On Long IslandNassau Police laid out a timeline that implicated new laws about revealing evidence for trials called discovery.
Nassau's Top Cop Says New Law May Have Led To Victim's Deadly Beating At Hands Of MS-13Officials are concerned the victim of a brutal attack at the hands of suspected MS-13 gang members may have been exposed under a new justice reforms, a point quickly refuted by legal associations.
Bail Reform: Jordan Randolph Indicted In Crash That Killed Long Island Man, 'I'll Be Out Tomorrow'Randolph is accused of drunk driving in a Jan. 12 crash that killed 27-year-old Jonathan Flores-Maldonado.
Bail Reform: Law Enforcement On Long Island Band Together To Recommend ChangesThere is a new chorus of calls for changes to bail reform in New York state, just three weeks after it took effect.
Bail Reform: Backlash Growing After Mounting Number Of Immediate Repeat OffendersFamilies and judges are grappling over the issue of bail reform, and one family worries their son is becoming the poster child for what's wrong with changes in the criminal justice system.
Exclusive: Long Island Family Blames College Graduate Son's Death On Bail ReformA devastated family says their son was killed in a crash with a drunk driver who should've never been on the road. And they're blaming bail reform for putting him there.
Bail Reform: NYC Public Advocate Holds Rally To Dispel Myths About New LawSupporters of the state's new bail reform policy gathered Tuesday to address what they call misinformation about bail reform.
Bail Reform: Cuomo Admits New Law Needs To Be RevampedGov. Andrew Cuomo has become the latest politician to jump off the no-cash bail bandwagon.
Gov. Murphy Restores Voting Rights For Roughly 80,000 ConvictsThe governor say the initiatives are part of what he calls his Second Chance agenda.