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News Archive for "Criminal Justice Reform"

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State Data: Bail Reform in New York is Working

New data from the State confirms the effectiveness of the 2019 bail reforms and debunks claims that they lead to an increase in crime.
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Op-Ed: Treatment Not Jail, A Moral Imperative

Michael Nieves, the thirteenth person to die while in Department of Correction custody this year, is a sobering reminder of the need for legislative action.
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LAS: New Data Shows Bail Reform is Working

Despite the Mayor's ongoing attempts to tie bail reform to rising crime the numbers continue to prove otherwise.
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LAS Secures Reforms to Discriminatory Practices by Port Authority Police

A new settlement creates new policies and trainings to safeguard against biased policing of the LGBTQ+ community.
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Court: NYS Law Enforcement Must End Familial DNA Searches

The ruling comes as a result of a lawsuit brought by The Legal Aid Society to challenge the controversial genetic search technique, according to The New York Daily News.
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LAS Condemns Governor Hochul’s Bail Reform Rollbacks

The Governor’s decision to roll back bail reform as part of the State budget will inevitably put more Black and brown New Yorkers behind bars.
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Defenders: Discovery Reform a Widespread Success

Criminal defense attorneys across New York are calling on lawmakers to hold firm on any changes to the State's 2019 pretrial reforms.
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LAS Secures Release Hearings for Clients Held on Parole Violations

These individuals had been denied their due process rights under the Less Is More Act, new legislation that overhauls New York’s punitive parole practices, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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LTE: When a Prison Sentence Ends, But Not Imprisonment

The Legal Aid Society's Will A. Page makes the case against continuing to incarcerate New Yorkers who cannot find housing that meets the requirement for their release.
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LAS Decries Governor’s Regressive Public Safety Plan

The proposal takes New York State backward, undoing historic pretrial reforms and Raise The Age.
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