Emmanuel Hiram Arnaud, law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and former appellate public defender in New York City.
Beulah Sims-Agbabiaka, law clerk at the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and former appellate public defender in New York City.
In New York’s statewide court system, once someone is arrested they typically experience what can be an arduous process. For many, that process may involve time spent in jail, regardless of guilt or a conviction. At the heart of that quandary is the use of cash bail. For example, let’s say that Tina is a…