LAS in the News 09.10.21

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives. 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:

Crisis on Rikers: Tenth New Yorker dies in custody

Newsweek: Man Awaiting Trial Found Dead in Cell, 3rd Death in New York Jail in Past Month
CBS2: 24-Year-Old Man Found Dead in Cell at NYC’s Rikers Island as Staffing Crisis Continues
News 12 Bronx: 24-year-old Rikers Island inmate found dead in cell
NY1: Staffing dysfunction and unsafe conditions lead to crisis on Rikers Island
Breitbart: Brawls, Parties, Overdoses Overwhelm Short-Staffed Riker’s Island

More LAS in the news

NY1: Real advice for New York City tenants struggling to pay rent
The New Yorker: Andrew Cuomo Left Behind a Rent Debacle Proposed Changes to Pa. Rule 1.8 Backed by Extensive Consideration
MReport: Wells Fargo Issues Nearly $11 Million in Grants to Preserve Housing
Law360: Brooklyn Public Defender Staff Votes To Unionize NY Court System Details Funding to Civil Legal Service Providers
The Daily Californian: UC Berkeley researchers win $2M grant for criminal justice datasets
Queens Daily Eagle: Courts boosts funding for civil legal service providers