Story Collection Form for Public Defenders

Right now, pro-carceral law enforcement and prosecutors are cherry-picking outlier cases to fear-monger and try to defeat New York's bail reform. This form is intended to help start the process of collecting as many real stories about people released under the new bail law in a way that is both easy for busy public defenders and that also protects client confidences. Please submit only one client or case story per form and please be careful not to provide information that may identify the client. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Personal Information of person submitting:

Professional Information:

Case and Client Information:

Mandatory Releaese


Release Conditions

Services Provided (check one or more):

Anything specific about the client that is helpful to know (check one or more):

Collateral Consequences Avoided (check one or more):

Appearances in Court

Case Outcome (if closed)

Case still open?