Man spends 5 months in jail at Rikers Island because he does not post bail. Aitabdel Salem, of Queens, New York, and his lawyers didn’t know his bail was only $2.

A Queens man spent nearly five months at Rikers Island — from November 2014 to April 2015 — without knowing his bail was just $2, according to records and his lawyers.
He could have been free for the cost of a cup of coffee.
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