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Op-Ed: Albany Must Keep Bail Reform in Place

Legal Aid's Arielle Reid has penned a new op-ed in the New York Daily News refuting Governor Hochl's calls to further erode 2019's bail reforms in her State of the State address. 
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LAS Calls on Lawmakers to Protect Young New Yorkers in the Criminal Legal System

Two pieces of legislation, the #Right2RemainSilent bill and The Youth Justice and Opportunities Act, are opportunities to further justice for young New Yorkers.
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LAS: Incarcerated New Yorkers Performed Dangerous Jobs Throughout Pandemic

New data shows the extent to which incarcerated workers were denied personal protective equipment while making between 10 and 65 cents an hour.
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Op-Ed: End New York’s Prison Slavery System

The Legal Aid Society's Attorney-in-Chief Twyla Carter joined State Senator Zellnor Myrie and Assemblyman Harvey Epstein in calling on lawmakers to formally abolish slavery without exception in New York.
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LAS Calls on Queens District Attorney to Improve Evidence Sharing

Melinda Katz’s prosecutors do not organize discovery documents in any logical way, requiring defense attorneys to comb through hundreds of documents to discern exactly what they are.
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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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