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LAS in the News 11.13.20

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:

LAS sounds alarm over increased density at local jails as City braces for second wave of COVID-19

NY Daily News: NYC jail dorms are overcrowded, raising concerns over social-distancing
Politico: NYC on cusp of a second wave — City jail units grow crowded
Pix 11: Pandemic creates new debate over city jails, fate of Rikers

More LAS in the news

Time Out: Five things to know if you’re going out to protest in New York City
City & State: How NYC settles lawsuits with protesters who sue cops over aggressive tactics
Gothamist: NYPD’s Oversight Agency Launches Do-Over On Police Sexual Misconduct
NY1: Cuomo Adds More Momentum to Effort to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
Politico: Legal Aid intervenes in lawsuit against homeless relocation program
NYDN: Prosecutors say they lack evidence to retry man who served 27 years in 1992 murder case
The City: NYPD Watchdog Revamping Rules on Cop Sexual Misconduct Investigations