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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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Op-Ed: Gov. Hochul Must Commute Reginald Randolph’s Sentence

A Legal Aid Society client with mental illness sentenced to two to four years for stealing Nyquil should be in treatment, not prison.
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Op-Ed: Albany Must Enact “Good Cause”

The Legal Aid Society's Shervon Small and Assembly Member Amanda Septimo make the case for legislation that will prevent evictions statewide in today's Bronx Times.
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Op-Ed: New York Needs “Good Cause” Evictions

Mayors from two upstate cities with "Good Cause" laws on the books make the case for expanding the tenant protections statewide in today's New York Daily News.
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Op-Ed: ICE Must End Local Transfers, Release Detained Immigrants

Attorney's with The Legal Aid Society's Immigration Law Unit penned an op-ed for City Limits decrying the sudden transfer of detained clients.
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Op-Ed: My Parishioner Was Not Sentenced to Death. He Still Died.

A lack of accountability over COVID-19 measures in New York's prisons led to a veritable death sentence, according to an op-ed in The New York Times.
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