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March 14, 2018
"Thousands of people sit in our jails today because they cannot afford bail. And for them it is excessive, and for them it is cruel, and for them it is unusual punishment. We made a huge mark today in recognizing that our criminal justice system needs to be reformed, particularly as it relates to bail," said Assemblywoman Latrice Walker in her comments supporting the Assembly Budget Proposal, which placed an emphasis on reforming New York's bail system. (K.912)