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An enhanced supervision housing unit at Rikers Island jail complex. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP

If you ask Democrats in New York why they haven’t passed comprehensive criminal justice reform after winning a majority in both houses of the state Legislature for the first time in nearly a decade, they’ll tell you they want to do it “right,” rather than do it quick.

But when it comes to reforming, and most likely ending, the state’s system of monetary bail, doing it right has turned out to be a more arduous task than some may have expected.

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Dan M. Clark

Dan M. Clark is the Albany reporter for the New York Law Journal. He covers the state Court of Appeals, the state legislature, state regulators, and more. Email Dan anytime at [email protected]

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