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Human Rights Group to Bail Out Over 500 from Rikers Island

HeadlineSep 20, 2018

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group has announced plans to bail out more than 500 women and teenagers from Rikers Island in New York in an attempt to show how the current bail system criminalizes poverty. The group’s president, Kerry Kennedy, said, “There are no wealthy people on Rikers Island, because if you are wealthy, you go free because you make bail.”

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