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Elected Officials Demand Clemency for LAS Client Reggie Randolph

State Senators are calling on Governor Hochul to grant clemency to Mr. Randolph, who is currently serving a state prison sentence of 2-4 years for stealing NyQuil, reports The Appeal.
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LAS in the News 12.03.21

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 Calls on Mayor de Blasio to Endorse “Good Cause” Legislation

The proposed law would provide basic eviction protections for tenants in non-rent stabilized units across New York State, as discussed today on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show.
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LAS: Situation on Rikers Island Remains Dire

The humanitarian crisis plaguing local jails is ongoing, despite claims by City officials that violence is decreasing, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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LAS Decries Court Order Undercutting Discovery Reform

A Brooklyn judge has implemented a new order that denies people facing criminal changes information about evidence against them, according to Gothamist.
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LAS: Unvaccinated Correction Officers Will Deepen Crisis in City Jails

The refusal by many correction officers to comply with the City’s vaccine mandate will exacerbate an already dangerous situation faced by incarcerated New Yorkers, reports POLITICO.
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LAS: Women Transferred From Rikers Report Threats, Assault

Women transferred to upstate prisons say correction officers have been verbally and physically abusive, according to the New York Daily News.
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LTE: New Yorkers Need Housing Protections From Albany

The Legal Aid Society's Adriene Holder called on lawmakers to pass "Good Cause" eviction protection and to fully fund the Housing Access Voucher Program in a letter to The New York Times.
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LAS in the News 11.26.21

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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Watch: Reggie Randolph Deserves Clemency, Not Continued Incarceration

Mr. Randolph, a client of The Legal Aid Society who has spent over 850 days in jail after a conviction for stealing cough medicine, is the subject of a new profile by the PIX11 News.
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