- 90 percent of people who cannot make bail are Black or Hispanic.
- Half of all misdemeanor charges end in a non-criminal disposition (outright acquittal, violation or Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal).
- Defendants are nine times more likely to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge if they cannot make bail.
- It costs New York City $475 per day to jail someone.
- New York City spends $42 million a year to imprison people being held on bail amounts of $1,000 or less.
Bail Reform in the News
- John Oliver on bail
- "The bail trap," New York Times
- "City council to review broken bail system," silive.com
- "New York City desperately needs a bail fund," Observer