When New York’s state legislature passed a landmark reform bill last year barring judges from setting bail for minor offenses, it was targeting crimes like turnstile jumping and petty theft. Sponsors said those kinds of offenses should not result in lengthy pretrial jail stints.

An NYPD vehicles sits outside the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, Feb. 4, 2019. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) NEW YORK ( JTA ) — When New York’s state legislature passed a landmark reform bill last year barring judges from setting bail for minor offenses, it was targeting crimes like turnstile […]

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