The mayor promised to close the jail years ago, but the situation there is as desperate as it’s ever been.
New York City released hundreds of people as the pandemic raged. Now jails are full again, and an increase in infections could spread the virus beyond their walls.
State power is the path to racial equality and liberation.
How Merrick Garland can bring bail reform to the federal justice system.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law that he said would end a system that disproportionately hurts the poor and favors wealthier defendants.
At a time when radical change is needed most, too many have not been the heroes some hoped they would be.
The decision came two days after the judge blocked the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to the United States, citing risks of suicide.
Ms. Maxwell, a longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, has asked to be released on $28.5 million bond as she awaits trial on federal charges.
Federal prosecutors will take more lower-level gun cases, in an initiative that thrusts the borough into the national debate about law enforcement.
Efforts to keep lives from being ruined by exorbitant bail are the true public safety threats.
Mr. de Blasio has pointed to court delays and bail reform to explain the surge in gun violence. But the N.Y.P.D.’s own numbers tell a different story.
Donors have given more than $90 million to help buy the freedom of those awaiting trial behind bars.
With money flowing to candidates, bail funds and charities, the Democrats’ online donor platform processed over $40 million between Friday and Sunday, a sign of strength for the party.
Covid-19 is an unfolding catastrophe in America’s houses of detention.