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LAS Sues to Free Medically Vulnerable Clients From Otisville Prison

As COVID-19 infection rate continues to skyrocket, The Legal Aid Society filed a petition for habeas corpus on behalf of 16 clients seeking their immediate release, as reported by NY1.
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LAS Pushes for Additional Housing Relief Measures Amid Eviction Moratorium Extension

Gov. Cuomo announced an extension but New Yorkers suffering financial hardships due to the COVID-19 shutdown will still be at risk for eviction once the moratorium is lifted, according to Curbed.
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Listen: LAS Calls on Governor to Release More Incarcerated New Yorkers

The Legal Aid Society's Stefen Short argues to expand clemency for an at-risk population amid the COVID-19 outbreak on the Capitol Pressroom podcast from WNYC.
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LAS Sounds the Alarm as End of NY Eviction Moratorium Policy Looms

Vulnerable tenants left struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown face massive uncertainty, reports CNBC.
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LAS Condemns DOCCS Policy Denying Protective Masks to Incarcerated Workers

Incarcerated New Yorkers are prohibited from using the masks they manufacture for the state, reports Mother Jones.
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LAS Calls for Passage of NYC Council Essential Workers Bill of Rights

The legislation would create protections for essential workers and their families amid the COVID-19 outbreak, reports Kings County Politics.
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Corey Stoughton​ Lauded for Helping to Free Hundreds of Incarcerated New Yorkers

Stoughton, the Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society's Special Litigation Unit for the Criminal Defense Practice, was recently profiled by the New York Law Journal.
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LAS Slams NYPD for Selective Enforcement of Social Distancing Policies

Black and Brown communities continue to be disproportionately targeted by police, according to the The Washington Post.
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LAS Secures the Release of Eight Pregnant Women Incarcerated at Bedford Hills

The Legal Aid Society continues to call for the release of two additional pregnant clients from the same correctional facility, according to CBS News.
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LAS Demands the Immediate Release of Ten Pregnant Women From State Prison

All of these women are serving sentences for non-violent crimes, and some are held as a result of technical parole violations​, according to the New York Daily News.
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