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LAS in the News 10.22.21

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:

Rikers in Crisis: 14th New Yorker dies, advocates decry transfer of women, transgender people

NYT: N.Y.C. Jail Deaths Climb to 14 as Detainee Is Taken Off Life Support
NY Post: Photos inside Rikers Island expose hellish, deadly conditions
Queens Daily Eagle: Trans task force members condemn Rikers transfers
The Nation: Rikers Detainees Are Being Transferred From One “Hell Hole” to Another
NYDN: Detainee who hanged himself in Manhattan holding cell becomes 14th NYC jails death
City Limits: Advocates Push Back Against Plan to Transfer Women, Transgender People Off Rikers
New York Post: Another inmate dies in DOC custody, 14th so far this year
Patch: 14th NYC Jail Inmate Dies This Year Amid Lockup Crisis
El Diario: Organizaciones repudian traslado de mujeres trans de Rikers Island a otras prisiones de NY
El Diario: Monitor Federal insiste en preocupación por grave crisis de Rikers Island
El Diario: Aumentan a 14 las muertes de prisioneros en cárceles de NYC en lo que va del 2021
Gothamist: Rikers-Bound Man Dies After Hanging Attempt, 14th Death Of The Year
NY1: Department of Correction detainee dies after attempting to take his own life
Pix 11: DOC detainee taken off life support; NYC jails death toll rises: reports
NYT: Rikers Death Pushes Toll in N.Y.C. Jails to 13 This Year
Gay City News: Plan to Move Trans Rikers Detainees Upstate Draws Concern
NYDN: Inmate in intensive care after suicide attempt in NYC holding cell
NBC4: Women at Rikers Sign Petition Against Moving Them to State Facilities
NYN Media: Hochul orders the relocation of over 200 incarcerated people
Truthout: Rikers’ Forceful Guard Union Is Deepening the Jail’s Humanitarian Crisis

More LAS in the news

City Limits: NYC Tenants Reignite Push for ‘Good Cause’ Eviction Protections
Law360: NYC Courts Ease Back Into In-Person Housing Proceedings
Patch: Forest Hills Spa Temporarily Closes After Sex Work Claim: NYPD
Law360: Class Suit Involving NYPD Use Of Sealed Info Heats Up
Politico: Vincent Villano named Chief Communications Officer at The Legal Aid Society
City & State: Illegal evictions are rising across the state, but landlords rarely face consequences
NYLJ: Critics Say New York’s Inquiry Into Aspiring Attorneys’ Criminal Histories Violates State Law
The City: NYPD Officers on a Secret Watchlist Jeopardize Prosecutions
NYDN: This bill can help end NY homelessness