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New Solitary Confinement Practice Implemented at City Jails by DOC

Next month at a public hearing, the NYC Board of Correction will determine if the DOC can continue using this practice, according to The City.
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LAS in the News 8.23.19

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.
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NYPD Data Shows Noncompliance with ICE Detainer Requests

The New York City Police Department received and denied 2,916 requests, according to The Daily News.
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LAS Client Seeking Asylum Was Only 17, ICE Detained Him with Adults Anyway

A new feature in The Daily Beast chronicles our young client's harrowing journey.
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NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo Fired Over 2014 Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Pantaleo was also completely stripped of his pension benefits, according to TIME Magazine.
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NYPD DNA Database Grows by 19,000 Profiles in Just Two Years

The Legal Aid Society worked with The New York Times to shed light on a City database that stores thousands of New Yorkers’ DNA profiles - many individuals who have never even been charged with or convicted of a crime.
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LAS in the News 8.16.19

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.
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Brokers’ Fees Obstruct Access to Quality Housing: LAS on WNYC

The Legal Aid Society’s Robert Desir joined WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show for a conversation on brokers’ fees and the pending legislation which would limit what realtors can charge for their services.
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New York Immigrant Family Unity Program Hailed as Success in NYT Feature

The New York Times profiles the pioneering initiative, the nation’s first public defender system for detained immigrants in deportation proceedings, which is jointly staffed by The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn Defender Services, the Bronx Defenders.
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Hundreds of New Yorkers Have Their Old Marijuana Convictions Sealed Through Class Action

Over 300 New Yorkers in Manhattan had low-level convictions sealed, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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