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News Archive for "Rikers Island"

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LAS: Independent Leadership Required to End Rikers Crisis

The Legal Aid Society is raising the possibility of placing the City's jails under the control of an independent federal receiver.
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Data: Incarcerated New Yorkers Chronically Denied Access to Medical Care

New data from the City shows that the Department of Correction failed to facilitate over 8,000 medical appointments in February, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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LAS Mourns Client Herman Diaz, Third New Yorker to Die in Custody This Year

Legal Aid is demanding immediate answers for Mr. Diaz's loved ones in the form of a comprehensive and transparent investigation.
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Advocates Mark Final Day of Black History Month with Rally at Rikers

Demonstrators called for decarceration amid continued reports of the harsh treatment and ongoing suffering of Black and Latinx New Yorkers, who make up 90 percent of people held in the City’s jails.
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City Data: Incarcerated New Yorkers Still Denied Access to Medical Care

The Department of Correction failed to facilitate over 6,000 medical appointments in January of 2022 alone, according to the New York Daily News.
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City Fails to Ensure Access to Medical Services for Incarcerated New Yorkers

The Legal Aid Society has filed a motion to hold the City in contempt and reaffirmed its call to decarcerate local jails, as reported by The New York Times.
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Defenders Call on President Biden to Visit Rikers Island

Advocates want the President to see firsthand the unmitigated humanitarian crisis which continues to consume City jails, reports the New York Daily News.
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Watch: Faith & Community Leaders Join Call for Clemency for Reggie Randolph

Mr. Randolph is currently serving a state prison sentence of 2-4 years for stealing NyQuil, reports the PIX11 News.
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LAS Demands Decarceration as Omicron Variant Surges in City Jails

New data shows almost 37% of New Yorkers in custody have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the New York Daily News.
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Watch: LAS Client Remains Incarcerated for Crime of Poverty

Reginald Randolph, who spent over 850 days on Rikers Island for stealing cold medicine, is the subject of a new profile by the Pix11 News.
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