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News Archive for "Coronavirus"

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Court Rejects City’s Attempt to Derail Litigation Seeking to Equip Shelters With WiFi

The federal court ruling is a win for students and families across the city who have long struggled with insufficient access to remote learning, reports Law and Crime.
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LAS Celebrates Big Win for Tenant Protections

The sweeping bill passes, banning most evictions as tenants continue to struggle to pay rent, according to The New York Times.
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LAS Calls on Governor Cuomo to Act on 100+ Virus-Related Clemency Applications

This call comes as COVID-19 positive cases continue to soar, ​claiming the lives of 20 incarcerated New Yorkers and infecting more than 2,600 more, according to WNYC/Gothamist.
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LAS Hits Rent Relief Rules That Leave Struggling Tenants Ineligible

Stringent rules exclude many even as New York reopens the program for new applications, reports THE CITY.
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LAS Decries Governor Cuomo’s Refusal to Grant Clemency

Despite promises to make the process more accessible, few incarcerated New Yorkers have received clemency since 2010, according to THE CITY.
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New York Reopens COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

Sulay Grant, a housing attorney with The Legal Aid Society, discussed the eligibility requirements for the recently reopened program on Univision.
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LAS Sues DOCCS for Critical Facility-Level COVID-19 Testing Data

The lawsuit seeks records reflecting the number of employees in NYS prisons who have been tested for the virus and the number who have tested positive since the pandemic began, according to the Times Union.
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Defenders Call on State, City to Decarcerate Now

As COVID-19 infection rates sore, The Legal Aid Society continues to urge Albany and City Hall to prioritize efforts to free vulnerable New Yorkers, as reported by City Limits.
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COVID-19 Rates Explode in NYS Prisons, Advocates Demand Transparency, Action

The Legal Aid Society joined other advocacy groups in calling on the Governor and DOCCS to adopt decarceration measures to significantly reduce prison populations, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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LAS Slams Failing Remote School Service in City Jails

Incarcerated students on Rikers Island are still waiting for video conferencing to continue their education, reports THE CITY.
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