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Pedro Hernandez is on his way to college, not jail.

Pedro Hernandez, who became the face of bail reform in 2017 when he was held in jail for more than a year because he could not pay money bail of $250,000 and refused to plead guilty, is headed for a different institution: college.Denise Garcia, “Pedro Hernandez, Bail-Reform Poster Boy, Will Have His Remaining Charges Dropped If He Completes a Semester of College,” Teen Vogue, October 10, 2018.

If Hernandez completes a semester before his May 2019 court date, Bronx district attorney Darcel Clark has offered to dismiss the charges remaining against him.Denise Garcia, “Pedro Hernandez, Bail-Reform Poster Boy, Will Have His Remaining Charges Dropped If He Completes a Semester of College,” Teen Vogue, October 10, 2018. The most serious charges have already been dismissed, with Clark acknowledging that the evidence and witness statements did not support law enforcement’s claim that Hernandez had shot a teenager in the leg.Denise Garcia, “Pedro Hernandez, Bail-Reform Poster Boy, Will Have His Remaining Charges Dropped If He Completes a Semester of College,” Teen Vogue, October 10, 2018.