By Staff –
Representatives from Metro Justice, Enough Is Enough, and Facing Race and Embracing Equity met recently to discuss reforming Monroe County’s incarceration system, as part of the statewide “#FREEnewyork Town Hall Tour.”
“The crisis of mass incarceration demands real and immediate solutions,” the organizations said in a statement.
Consequently, the coalition has proposed legislative reform that would include the following measurable outcomes:
- Reducing racial and socioeconomic disparities in the criminal justice system;
- Increasing the efficiency of court proceedings;
- Creating the opportunity for earlier resolutions in cases;
- and saving taxpayer dollars that are currently spent on pre-trial detention.