Average Bail for Pretrial Detainees in NYC Doubled to $16,800, Report Finds

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The average cash bail set for pretrial admissions in New York City has doubled from $7,800 to $16,800 in the past 15 years, and the pretrial length of stay has increased significantly from 2000 to 2015---even as the admissions for pretrial detention decreased by almost half, according to a new study on pretrial detentions in New York City.

The report, released today by the Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said the . . .

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