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News Archive for "Criminal Justice Reform"

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Incarcerated New Yorkers Detail Horrific Experiences of Forced Labor

Advocates with the 13th Forward Coalition are calling on Albany to pass legislation to ban forced prison labor across New York State.
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LAS Reaffirms Need for Receiver Over of City Jails

In the latest filing in Nunez v. City of New York, Legal Aid demands an end to the devastating status quo on Rikers Island.
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LAS, NYCLU Secure Over $500K for Protesters Brutalized by NYPD

The settlement stems from the NYPD's violent response to demonstrations following the police killing of George Floyd.
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LAS Sues to End Solitary Confinement of New Yorkers with Disabilities

While the HALT Act prohibits the inhumane practice, prisons and jails across the State have implemented policies and practices that reinforce it.
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Advocates Rally in Support of Jury of Our Peers Act

The proposed legislation would allow all New Yorkers to serve on juries, regardless of past convictions.
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LAS: City Failing to Provide Education for Incarcerated Youth

Legal Aid has filed a motion to appoint a new monitor who will bring the DOC and DOE into compliance with their legally mandated duties.
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Advocates Rally to Ensure Access to Voting for Incarcerated New Yorkers

The Vote in NYC Jails Coalition is calling on the NYC Council to hold an immediate oversight hearing on efforts to ensure access to the ballot box.
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Reginald Cameron’s Exoneration Underscores Need for Reform

The Challenging Wrongful Conviction Act would ease the process for New Yorkers to bring post-conviction challenges.
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LAS Calls on Governor Hochul to Enact Clean Slate Legislation

The transformative legislation will help millions of New Yorkers living with a criminal conviction start anew, increasing their access to jobs, housing, and critical services.
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LAS: NYS Legislatures Must Defend Discovery Reform

Legal Aid is calling on lawmakers to reject a last-minute proposal to undo New York’s transformative and successful evidence sharing laws that were enacted in 2019.
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