Justice Delayed

During his State of the State address last week, Governor Cuomo spoke at length about his proposal to reform bail and other criminal justice policies in New York. At the center of his pitch on bail reform was Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after spending three years at Riker’s Island while awaiting trial for allegedly stealing a backpack.

Akeem Browder, Kalief’s brother who has become an outspoken criminal justice advocate, was recognized by the Governor during his speech. Akeem Browder joins us today, alongside Gabriel Seyeigh of the Katal Center, to discuss their hopes for where the bail reform discussion goes from here, and what they’d like to see from Governor Cuomo and lawmakers in Albany.