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The reality is, that people are being arrested for minor things that in the past would only have resulted in a ticket or fine, and then…Read More

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brooklyn-defender-services/prison-reforms-city-jails-ny_b_4703405.html

The Huffington Post
Every year more than 300,000 people are arrested in New York City and roughly 100,000 people cycle through the city jail system at a cost to the taxpayer of $167,731 per incarcerated person per year. Most people held on Rikers Island and other borough specific facilities -- 75 percent -- are awaiting the disposition of their cases and are, thus by…Read More
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