New York Governor's Ransom Paid For In Chains
NEW YORK—In a landmark victory for the New York governor, New York's highest court announced Tuesday that the state's highest arrest rate will be reduced to 2 per 100,000. "This measure will make New York the only state in the nation that doesn't guarantee a fair trial for its inmates," said New York Supreme Court Justice Theodore D. Jarvis, who also ruled that the state's prison population will be cut in half, and that any prisoners currently incarcerated will be released in the next few weeks. "The idea that New York's prisons are inhumane and degrading is a myth." The court was forced to order the state to pay $100,000 to the ACLU and $25,000 to the Muckrock Prison Fellowship, which teaches prison abolitionists how to live free in a community.