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The New York City Council announced Tuesday its passage of legislation that will require the city Department of Correction to inform those behind bars and their lawyers when the person detained is there solely because they owe a $1 bail or some amount less than $10.

The legislation passage comes less than two weeks after state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to a state budget that includes sweeping reforms to the state’s criminal justice system, including an end to cash bail for most criminal charges.

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Jason Grant

Jason Grant is a staff writer covering legal stories and cases for the New York Law Journal, the National Law Journal and Law.com, and a former practicing attorney. He's written and reported previously for the New York Times, the Star-Ledger, the L.A. Times and other publications. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter, pls find him @JasonBarrGrant

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