New York Watchdogs Lack Data to Track Judges’ Compliance With Bail Reform

Although the new law took effect in January, state data showing how courts are applying it won’t be available until July 2021. And without funding, courts in small towns and villages may never collect the data.

New York Watchdogs Lack Data to Track Judges’ Compliance With Bail Reform

By Steven Yoder, TheAppeal.org

Before New York State’s bail reform law passed in April 2019, police, sheriffs, and prosecutors warned of dire consequences.  

“I think that it could cause some …

The Cuomo Administration Hasn’t Said Which Nursing Homes Were Infected With COVID-19 After Its Order Sent Positive Patients Into Them

Dozens of New York nursing homes didn’t see their first COVID-19 case until sick patients were sent there, many under Andrew Cuomo’s state policy. To date, 6% of the state’s nursing home population, or roughly 6,500 residents, have died.

The Cuomo Administration Hasn’t Said Which Nursing Homes Were Infected With COVID-19 After Its Order Sent Positive Patients Into Them

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement and holds media briefing at 3rd Avenue office. New York, NY – July 1, 2020 (Shutterstock)

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