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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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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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Op-Ed: What Adams’ Mental Illness Push Gets Badly Wrong

The Legal Aid Society's Stefen Short makes the case against the Mayor's plan to involuntarily hospitalize New Yorkers suffering from mental illness.
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Op-Ed: What the Survivors of Human Trafficking Deserve

Attorneys from The Legal Aid Society and Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg are calling on prosecutors across the State to fulfill the vision of the START Act and vacate convictions of trafficking survivors.
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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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Op-Ed: Albany Must Reject Cries to Codify Familial DNA Searching

The controversial genetic search technique disproportionally affects people of color due to years of invasive surveillance and over-policing.
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Op-Ed: For the Sake of Public Health and Safety, Pass the Treatment Not Jail Act

The legislation would expand the State's drug court diversion statute, allowing people with a mental health diagnosis or other disability to receive treatment and support as an alternative to incarceration.
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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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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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Op-Ed: Heading Off an Eviction Avalanche in New York

The Legal Aid Society's Judith Goldiner and Robin Hood's Chloe Sarnoff make the case for expanded access to CityFHEPS housing vouchers in today's New York Daily News.
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