More than 100 former prosecutors have signed a letter that backs changes to evidence discovery procedures in New York courts.

The measure, backed by Sen. Jamaal Bailey, is one of a trio of major criminal justice law changes lawmakers and advocates are seeking, including ending cash bail for many non-violent charges as well as speedy trial changes.

“We became prosecutors to help society hold people accountable for crimes that were committed,” the letter, released by Citizen Action, states.

“We took seriously our personal responsibility in that position to assure due process and fairness as core principles embedded in the United States Constitution. While we operated within a legal structure that did not require us to immediately provide important information, like police reports and technical evidence, to the accused or their attorneys, we know that this is unfair. A fundamentally fair criminal process must be balanced.”

The proposal would enable criminal defense attorneys the ability to review evidence earlier in a case before the trial begins.

Former prosecutors signing onto the letter included those who have worked in Dutchess, New York, Bronx, Kings, Richmond, Ulster, Albany, Erie, Rockland, Broome, Queens, Nassau and Monroe counties, as well the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of North Carolina, and Harris County, Texas.