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News Archive for "Criminal Justice Reform"

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LAS Breaks Down Proposed “Clean Slate” Bill

The Legal Aid Society's Emma Goodman appeared on Capital Tonight to discuss legislation that would seal and eventually expunge certain low-level criminal convictions from the public record.
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Op-Ed: Young New Yorkers Must Have a Right to Counsel Before Police Interrogations

The Legal Aid Society's Dawne Mitchell penned a joint op-ed in The Imprint calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation that will ensure young New Yorkers’ right to an attorney.
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LAS: Next Manhattan DA Must Reform Charging Policies

Defenders see the Manhattan District Attorney race as an opportunity to institute a less-punitive approach to charging decisions, reports New York Focus.
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Incarcerated New Yorkers Need Greater Voting Access Immediately

Defenders, advocates, and elected officials demand a secure voting process in New York's local jails, reports AMNY.
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LAS: Video Recording of Youth Interrogations Not Enough

More changes are needed to protect minors from coercive police interrogations, including consultation with a lawyer, as reported by The Appeal.
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LAS: Young New Yorkers in Custody Must Have the Right to an Attorney

The #Right2RemainSilent campaign aims to secure legislation ensuring the right to counsel before a police interrogation, as reported by Atlanta Black Star.
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Listen: Advocates Seek Protections for Minors Interrogated by Police

The Legal Aid Society's Martin Feinman appeared on WCNY's The Capitol Pressroom to explain how recently proposed legislation would codify a right to counsel for young New Yorkers before an interrogation with police.
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LAS Urges NYS Senate to Pass #Right2RemainSilent Legislation

Advocates praised the swift movement of the bill out of committee and pressed for immediate action on the measure which would codify young New Yorkers’ right to counsel before a police interrogation, reports El Diario.
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Listen: Lawmakers Eye “Clean Slate” for Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers

The Legal Aid Society's Emma Goodman was a guest on The Capitol Pressroom where she discussed a new bill that would clear the criminal records of people who have served their sentences.
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#Right2RemainSilent Campaign Aims to Protect Youth Interrogated by Police

Backed by a broad coalition of advocates, the campaign's goal is to secure legislation codifying young New Yorkers’ right to counsel before a police interrogation, according to THE CITY.
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