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RFK Human Rights Posts $100,000 Bail for Young Person

After a year incarcerated at the notorious Rikers Island jail for a shooting multiple witnesses and the victim said he did not commit, Pedro Hernandez, 17, will be freed tomorrow on $100,000 bail paid by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Read more here.

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NYC Spends $116 Million a Year to Jail People Unable to Make Bail

New York City spends about $116 million annually to jail people who are unable to pay bail while awaiting trial. Read More.

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The Teenagers of Rikers Island

Superintendent of the school district that includes the Rikers Island complex, Tim Lisante is working to reimagine the possibilities for juveniles in the system – to reinstill hope and promise.   Read more here.

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Significant Drops in Juvenile Incarceration Rates

Inspiring drops in juvenile incarceration show that treating kids as kids using restorative justice works. This significant shift sets the precedent for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and its possibilities. Read more here.

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