Bail Reform & Efforts to Close Rikers

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In this photo taken, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, a bail bonds business is shown along Atlantic Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Officials say they’re eliminating cash bail for thousands.

Jonathan Capehart guest hosts today!

Peter Goldberg from the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Gabriel Sayegh co-director of the #CLOSERikers campaign and Wes Caines, board member of Brooklyn Community Bail Fund and expert/advocate on re-entry services and programs in New York City, join us to discuss bail reform, mass incarceration and the movement to close Rikers Island. They’ll discuss the economic and social costs of bail, and the latest efforts to change the system in New York state.