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Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are demanding extra solutions from New York City’s district attorneys, suggesting that “excessive bail” and other elements are retaining prisoners in jail longer than needed.

“We have grave concerns that excessive bail amounts are leading to unnecessary pretrial detention and contributing to a humanitarian crisis in New York City’s jail system, particularly on Rikers Island,” mentioned Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. 

Rep. Carolyn Maloney speaks at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Nov. 16, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 

Rep. Carolyn Maloney speaks at a listening to of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Nov. 16, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 
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In Monday’s letter, the members requested briefings from the DA’s of the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Richmond County and Queens. They additionally requested “new bail hearings for, and consent to the release of, all detainees who are charged with misdemeanors or nonviolent felonies, as well as those who face significant health risks due to the coronavirus.” 

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Their letter warned that “[i]f these conditions are not addressed, federal intervention may be necessary to protect detainees from additional harm.”

House Democrats pointed to New York Times reporting that greater than three-quarters of the almost 6,000 folks in custody at Rikers had but to be tried.

The entrance to Rikers Island on Oct. 19, 2021, in New York City. 

The entrance to Rikers Island on Oct. 19, 2021, in New York City. 
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 9, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks on the U.N. local weather convention in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 9, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. 
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“High bail amounts,” the members mentioned, “lead to a two-tiered system of justice, with those who can afford bail being able to escape the inhumane conditions at pretrial detention facilities such as Rikers Island while those who cannot afford bail are forced to remain.”

The letters come amid a broader push to reform numerous points of the felony justice system.

The difficulty resurfaced once more on Monday as the general public realized extra about Darrell Brooks, the person suspected of driving an SUV right into a parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, this weekend. Brooks was reportedly released from jail earlier this month with what Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm referred to as “inappropriately low” bail suggestion.

Brooks has a number of pending instances in Milwaukee County – together with a 2020 case involving two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering and being a felon in possession of a firearm, in line with a spokesperson for Chisholm.

Fox News’ Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.