As Rikers Crisis Persists, Prosecutors Continue to Request High Bail
“We only ask, and the court sets the bail,” the president of the state prosecutors’ association said.
Sam Mellins · September 24, 2021
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, center, and Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, right, in 2018 | Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
Sam Mellins is senior reporter at New York Focus, which he has been a part of since launch day. His reporting… more
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