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Bail Reform and Racial Justice

As the nation honors Martin Luther King Jr., a study of the impact of New York’s controversial 2020 bail reform by the Data Collaborative for Justice at John Jay College concluded that more than 12,000 individuals—most of them Black or brown New Yorkers—could likely have avoided pretrial detention if the legislation had been in effect a year earlier.

Police Chief Named to Head Utah Justice Commission

The appointment of Tom Ross, who headed the Bountiful, Utah force for 14 years, is a first in the nearly 40-year history of the state’s Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. It comes after repeated calls for police reform in the state, part of a national reckoning on racial justice.