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LAS Calls on Gov. Cuomo, DOCCS to Release Over 100 Incarcerated New Yorkers

Many of these individuals have imminent release dates or are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, according to Slate Magazine.
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Op-Ed: Fear Prevailed in the Crusade to Undo New York’s Bail Reforms

Attorneys from The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice penned an op-ed in today's City Limits decrying the new state budget, which was used by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to force a rollback of 2019's bail reform.
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LAS Condemns State Budget Cuts to Long Term Care Programs for Seniors

New York State is narrowing its requirements for enrollment in long-term care programs that provide senior and disabled populations with home-based care, according to City Limits.
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LAS Expresses Outrage Over Death of Client Held on Techncial Violation at Rikers

Michael Tyson contracted COVID-19 while incarcerated at Rikers Island. His name was among the 100 detainees held for parole violations that The Legal Aid Society had sued to have released, reports THE CITY.
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Listen: LAS Answers Unemployment Questions on The Brian Lehrer Show

Richard Blum, a staff attorney in The Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Unit, takes questions from listeners about how best to navigate the overburdened system.
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LAS, NYCLU Sue to Reform New York’s Broken Parole System

The class-action lawsuit challenges the unconstitutional automatic jailing of people held in New York City jails while waiting for a hearing for alleged parole violations, reports the New York Law Journal
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LAS in the News 4.03.20

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS Files Fourth Lawsuit to Free 100 Clients From Parole Violation Holds at Rikers Island

These individuals, by virtue of their age and/or underlying medical condition, are particularly vulnerable to serious illness or death if infected by COVID-19, reports HuffPost
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LAS Decries Increased NYPD Enforcement During COVID-19

Arresting New Yorkers for not practicing social distancing is not only against provided guidelines but also helps COVID-19 spread, reports the Intercept.
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Man with Young Family Evicted From Apartment While Wife Hospitalized with COVID-19

Legal Aid housing attorneys in Brooklyn are fighting in court to allow the family to return home, reports NY1.
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