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news 12 the bronx: former inmates and lawmakers hold bail reform rally:

April 13, 2023

Lezandre Kahadu was at the protest and says her son died in jail and she’s still seeking justice. She says Hochul’s planned pushback would be a “smack in her face.”

“She’s putting more parents in the boat I’m in,” Kahadu says. “You keep putting these people in a place where people are dying.”

Some groups at Thursday’s rally include New York Communities for Change, VOCAL-NY, and Freedom Agenda. They stood alongside the former incarcerated persons, including D’Juan Collins, who says he was at Rikers Island for 15 months when he couldn’t afford his $30,000 bail.

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