NYC Bail Settlement

Find out if you’re eligible for a NYC bail settlement claim!

Step 1:

Check Your Eligibility and File a Claim

Were you released on bail from one of NYC’s jails between October 2014 through October 2022? You could be eligible for a settlement payout from a class action lawsuit that claims the City of New York violated the law when it delayed releasing people after their bail was paid.

Check your eligibility and sign up by: TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2023

Step 2:

Get help navigating the process or Connect with VOCAL-NY’s Civil Rights Union for Ways to Get Involved

VOCAL-NY works to end mass incarceration and criminalization, including efforts to close Rikers and reduce the NYC jail population.

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Who is included in the Settlement?

The Settlement includes individuals (also called Class Members) in the custody of the New York Department of Corrections, who were released on bail at least once between October 4, 2014 and October 21, 2022, who reasonably believe their release may have been delayed at least 3 hours after their bail was paid.

How can I get a payment?

You need to submit a claim form online or by mail postmarked by June 6, 2023. If your claim is valid, you will get $3,500 for each time your release on bail was delayed. 

For a longer notice that provides more information about the Settlement and your rights and options or to file a claim: 


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