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The Decarceration Project firmly believes that our clients are best served when our work serves as a check to the unconstitutional administration of New York’s bail statute. We are engaged in two types of litigation: direct representation of incarcerated clients in conjunction with trial staff, and impact litigation aimed at reforming our system’s broken bail laws. The primary goal of our litigation effort is to ensure that as many clients as possible are released and can return to their communities. Our secondary goal is to generate appellate case law that stops the practice of unconstitutionally excessive bail in trial courts and improves the administration of bail in New York.

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