In New York State, on any given day, 25,000 people are incarcerated in county jails. Of this number, a staggering 67% are legally innocent - they have not been convicted of any crime.
Last year in June, Bobby Black and Bill Martin of Justice and Unity for the Southern Tier gave powerful testimony about the numbers incarcerated and the conditions and consequences of incarceration at the Broome County jail. You can watch and read their testimony here.
Our friends at JustLeadershipUSA have been leading a powerful statewide campaign to challenge this injustice by changing the policies that keep so many locked up - including major reforms to bail, discovery, and speedy trial laws.
You're invited to attend two upcoming town halls - in Albany and Poughkeepsie.