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LAS in the News 10.08.21

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: LAS sues to ensure medical treatment, demands DAs end bail practices

Queens Daily Eagle: Queens leaders lean on DA to stop bail amid Rikers crisis
NYP: Politicians, public defenders urge all NYC DAs to stop setting bail amid Rikers ‘crisis’
Amsterdam News: Advocates focus on mental health for incarcerated on Rikers
BK Reader: BK Pols Demand End of ‘Inhumane’ Cash Bail as Rikers Bursts at the Seams
NYDN: Our jail and prison shame, coast to coast
Politico: Legal aid groups file suit against city over lack of medical care at Rikers
NYLJ: Milbank, Legal Aid Attorneys File Class Action for Medical Care in NYC Jails
NY Post: Legal Aid claims Rikers inmates are not getting proper medical care: lawsuit
NYDN: Rikers inmates tended to detainee stabbed in eye because of AWOL correction officers
The Crime Report: At Rikers, Youth ‘Abandoned to Darkness’

More LAS in the news

Spectrum News: Hochul urged to sign juvenile justice measures
City Limits: NYC Eased Rules for Families Entering Homeless Shelters
Documented NY: How Attorneys Wrangle NY’s Wildly Unpredictable Immigration Court Schedule
Columbia Spectator: Community Members Criticize NYPD’s Gang Policing Tactics, Call For Change
NJ Monitor: N.J.’s last publicly run ICE facility will no longer hold migrant detainees