Pedro Hernandez (244191)
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Pedro Hernandez, an honors student jailed at Rikers and who was at risk of losing his full-ride to college, has made bail thanks to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a justice organization headed by Kerry Kennedy, the nonprofit said.

The 17-year-old’s case became a global call to action. He stands charged with attempted murder in a shooting case from last year, and has been behind bars in a Rikers Island juvenile facility ever since.

Even though the victim in the case has said that Hernandez is not the shooter, the Bronx teen remained in lockup on $250,000 cash bail pending his trial.

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