Bail Reform’s Success: Alana Sivin
Thursday, March 30th, 2023
Alana Sivin is the New York State Director of Criminal Justice Reform at FWD.us. We discuss the history of bail reform legislation, the subsequent roadblocks, and the truth behind the efficacy of this policy.
Bail reform was passed to end a system of wealth-based detention of people who have not been convicted of a crime. Many of them are Black and brown. Verified public data shows that bail reform is not leading to a rise in re-arrest rates. It is also not contributing to a rise in crime. Alana says, “Bail reform has been an extremely successful policy that is not only good because it's the right thing to do for human beings, but it's also the right thing to do to create long-term public safety.”
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Read the transcript here:
Host: Mila Atmos
Guests: Alana Sivin
Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham