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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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3 Things to Know: Parole Reform in New York State

The Less Is More Act will help keep people in their communities and out of jails and prisons.
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Op-Ed: Setting the Record Straight on Adams’ Call to Upend Bail Reform

Lawyers with The Legal Aid Society’s Decarceration Project explain the Mayor's proposal is discriminatory and will lead to over-incarceration in a new piece for the New York Law Journal.
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LAS: Bail Reform Not to Blame for Rise in Violence

The Legal Aid Society's Marie Ndiaye joined NY1's Inside City Hall to set the record straight on bail reform in New York State.
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NYC Defenders: Albany Must Reject Mayor Adams’ Bail Proposal

The proposed "dangerousness" provision is discriminatory and will lead to over-incarceration, according to AMNY.
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Advocates Urge Albany to Pass Treatment Not Jail Act

The legislation will expand the State's drug court diversion statute, allowing more people to receive community-based treatment and support as an alternative to incarceration.
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