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SECTION 837-U
The division of criminal justice services, in conjunction with the chief administrator of the courts, shall collect data and report annua...
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 35
§ 837-u. The division of criminal justice services, in conjunction
with the chief administrator of the courts, shall collect data and
report annually regarding pretrial release and detention. Such data and
report shall contain information categorized by age, gender, racial and
ethnic background; regarding the nature of the criminal offenses,
including the top charge of each case; the number and type of charges in
each defendant's criminal record; whether the prosecutor requested that
the court fix bail, the amounts and forms of bail requested by the
prosecutor, and the amounts and forms of bail set by the court; the
number of individuals released on recognizance; the number of
individuals released on non-monetary conditions, including the
conditions imposed; the number of individuals committed to the custody
of a sheriff prior to trial; the rates of failure to appear and
rearrest; the outcome of such cases or dispositions; whether the
defendant was represented by counsel at every court appearance regarding
the defendant's securing order; the length of the pretrial detention
stay and any other such information as the chief administrator and the
division of criminal justice services may find necessary and
appropriate. Such annual report shall aggregate the data collected by
county; court, including city, town and village courts; and judge. The
data shall be aggregated in order to protect the identity of individual
defendants. The report shall be released publicly and published on the
websites of the office of court administration and the division of
criminal justice services. The first report shall be published eighteen
months after this section shall have become a law, and shall include
data from the first twelve months following the enactment of this
section. Reports for subsequent years shall be published annually on or
before that date thereafter.