News Archive for "Criminal Justice Reform"

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Elected Officials Demand Clemency for LAS Client Reggie Randolph

State Senators are calling on Governor Hochul to grant clemency to Mr. Randolph, who is currently serving a state prison sentence of 2-4 years for stealing NyQuil, reports The Appeal.
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LAS Decries Court Order Undercutting Discovery Reform

A Brooklyn judge has implemented a new order that denies people facing criminal changes information about evidence against them, according to Gothamist.
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Watch: Reggie Randolph Deserves Clemency, Not Continued Incarceration

Mr. Randolph, a client of The Legal Aid Society who has spent over 850 days in jail after a conviction for stealing cough medicine, is the subject of a new profile by the PIX11 News.
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LAS Praises Bill Offering a Second Chance at Youthful Offender Status

New legislation signed by Governor Hochul gives New Yorkers an opportunity to have certain past convictions removed from their records, according to Spectrum News.
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LAS Demands Clemency for Medically-Vulnerable Client Trapped on Rikers

Reginald Randolph suffers from significant medical and mental health concerns and has been accepted for immediate placement into a supportive housing program with wrap around services, as reported by The Appeal.
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LAS: Don’t Buy Commissioner Shea’s Fearmongering on Bail, Discovery Reform

The City's own data contradicts the NYPD Commissioner's attempts to link pre-trial reforms with a rise in crime, according to CBS 2 New York.
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LAS Calls on Albany to Pass Treatment Not Jail Act

The proposed legislation would significantly expand access to treatment options for New Yorkers facing incarceration, as reported by WBAI's On the Count.
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LAS Applauds City’s Expansion of Fair Chance Act

The new protections prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of pending criminal cases, according to City Limits.
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LAS: Albany Must Reconvene Session to Pass Critical #CleanSlateNY Legislation

The Legal Aid Society called on the State Legislature to immediately reconvene to pass the Clean Slate Act, which would create a process to automatically seal certain convictions, reports the Democrat & Chronicle.
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LAS Backs Comprehensive “Treatment Not Jail Act”

The legislation would mandate comprehensive mental health support for those in the legal system, reports CBS 2 News.
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