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Many suspects charged with small crimes have no recourse other than waiting in hot, cramped and unbearable conditions, usually in facilities like Rikers Island, while they're forced pay at-times exorbitant sums to make bail. This might change however, according to a new plan put into effect by the mayor's office, which allocates $18 million toward alternative solutions to the bail system, such as "supervision options including regular check-ins, text-message reminders" and various kinds of...

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