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After the state rolled back a progressive bail law, data from the Vera Institute of Justice suggests judges are ordering more people be held in jails, amid continued worry over COVID-19.
Despite calls to reduce incarcerated populations, the number of people being detained for minor parole violations has been rising.
Nearly half of all arrests in the state are drug or alcohol related, compared to just 29 percent nationally.
The bail bonds industry was caught overcharging 50,000 families $6 million over 14 years, according to SPLC.
New York City has reduced its jail population, but those who remain are staying longer.