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LAS Details Humanitarian Crisis on Rikers Island

The Legal Aid Society's Corey Stoughton sat for an extended interview with New York Magazine to discuss the dire situation unfolding in the City's jails.
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LAS: Landlords Have Little Incentive to Repair Damaged Apartments

Residents in Queens are unable to return to their homes after damage from Hurricane Ida and landlords are unwilling to do the work necessary to ensure it's safe to come back, according to CBS 2 New York.
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LAS Backs Bill to Provide Rental Assistance for Homeless Youth

The proposed City Council legislation would require the Department of Social Services to count time spent in youth shelters when determining eligibility for rental assistance, reports THE CITY.
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LAS in the News 09.24.21

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 Demands Repairs, Building Access for Residents Displaced by Massive Fire

The lawsuit demands ​residents of a rent-regulated Jackson Heights apartment building be allowed access to their units to retrieve personal belongings, as reported by THE CITY.
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LAS: Lack of Shelter Must Not Dictate Bail

Being unhoused should not influence the court’s decision to set bail, especially as a humanitarian crisis plagues the City's Jails, according to City Limits.
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LAS Asks Federal Court to Address Humanitarian Crisis at Rikers Island, City Jails

Emergency relief could include court-ordered releases to protect people from the extraordinary harm they face given the collapse of basic operations in the City jails, reports Spectrum News.
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Eleventh New Yorker Dies in Department of Correction Custody

Isaabdul Karim was being held at Rikers Island solely on a non-criminal, technical parole violation and should have been released, according to The New York Times.
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Listen: Rikers in Crisis

The Legal Aid Society's Corey Stoughton appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss the ongoing crisis at Rikers Island where an eleventh New Yorker has died.
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LAS Calls for Full Parole Review as Less Is More Becomes Law

The Legal Aid Society's praised Governor Hochul's swift enactment of the law and called for further action to decarcerate individuals being held on parole violations, as reported by NY1's Inside City Hall.
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