The Bail Lab is scouting the best ideas and improve how we ensure people return to court and do not pose a danger to others. We are inviting everyone – from tech start-ups to people with a family member behind bars – to ‘crowdsource’ bail reform.
“There is a very real human cost to how our criminal justice system treats people while they wait for trial. Money bail is a problem because — as the system currently operates in New York — some people are being detained based on the size of their bank account, not the risk they pose."
—Mayor Bill de Blasio
“Increasingly, bail has become a way to lock up the poor regardless of guilt.”
Last Week Tonight
"It’s so obvious that our bail system—excuse the expression—is totally ass-backwards in every respect."
New York State Chief Judge