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News Archive for "Criminal Justice Reform"

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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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Op-Ed: New York Should Reject a Return to Private Prison Labor

The Legal Aid Society and Citizen Action NY make the case for a new bill to ensure safe conditions and fair pay for those working in the State prison system.
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Top Law Firms Call on Albany to Enact Clean Slate Legislation

The proposed bill would create a process to automatically seal certain types of criminal convictions, reports the Law360.
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LAS Files Mass Writ to Free 91 Clients Held on Parole Violations

New reforms in New York State require release hearings to be held in community courtrooms within 24 hours, as reported by The New York Times.
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LAS: Less Is More Parole Reform Must Be Fully Implemented

The Legal Aid Society wants to ensure all provisions of the comprehensive reform are enacted, providing New Yorkers the full justice afforded by the new law.
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