Man spends 5 months in prison while only having to post a $2 bail

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A 41 year old man from Queens, New York remained at the infamous Rikers Island prison for almost 5 month not realizing his bail was just $2.  When his biggest charge was dropped, the bail was lowered to only $2.00 for the outstanding offences.  He wasn’t informed of that and stayed there for almost 5 months.

It gets worse for him, however, as he’s back in Rikers after missing a court date due to a mix up.

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