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LAS in the News 08.12.22

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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Court: DOC Must Pay Incarcerated New Yorkers Denied Medical Treatment

As a result of a suit brought by Legal Aid, the Department of Correction has been ordered to pay roughly $200K in fines to the people affected by the jails' broken medical care system.
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LAS Sues to Secure Housing for Client Detained Two Years After Being Paroled

John Teixeira remains incarcerated 900 days after his release date because DOCCS has failed to approve housing that can accommodate his medical needs.
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LAS Calls for Increased Capacity, Support as Demand for Shelters Surges

Advocates are calling on the City to make real investments to address the City's homelessness crisis, including a commitment to affordable housing.
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LAS Fights to Secure Humanitarian Parole for Afghan Infant

Attorneys from Legal Aid are asking immigration officials to prioritize the application of an Afghan baby girl whose parents have already been approved to enter the country.
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LAS in the News 08.05.22

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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Data: NYPD Settlements Have Cost Taxpayers $68 Million Already This Year

The skyrocketing figure already surpasses the total amount paid for the entire year of 2020, as reported by Gothamist.
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LAS: New Data Shows Bail Reform is Working

Despite the Mayor's ongoing attempts to tie bail reform to rising crime the numbers continue to prove otherwise.
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Lorraine McEvilley Honored for Parole Advocacy

McEvilley has received the Jonathan E. Gradess Service of Justice Award for her tireless advocacy on behalf of New Yorkers on parole.
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LAS in the News 07.29.22

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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