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LAS Reaffirms Need for Receiver Over of City Jails

In the latest filing in Nunez v. City of New York, Legal Aid demands an end to the devastating status quo on Rikers Island.
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Report: Rikers Continues to Fail on Sanitation, Fire Safety, More

The report details the Department of Correction's failure to meet the most basic standards of cleanliness and safety for incarcerated New Yorkers.
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LAS Files for Independent Receiver of NYC Jails

The action comes in response to years of utter failure by the Department of Corrections to keep incarcerated New Yorkers safe.
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New Report Details Vermin Infestation on Rikers Island

The proliferation of vermin includes arthropods, mice, ants, flies, roaches, gnats, and drain flies.
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DOC Failed to Conduct Fire Safety Inspections on Rikers for Over a Year

A recent fire safety audit proved, once again, that the Department of Correction is incapable of providing safe and humane living conditions.
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Judge Will Consider Outside Control of Rikers

The Legal Aid Society has long argued that only an independent, empowered leader can reform the City's jails.
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Federal Prosecutor Calls for Independent Leadership on Rikers

Damian Williams is echoing the position long held by The Legal Aid Society, that a receivership is necessary to address the humanitarian crisis in City jails.
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New Report Details Dire Sanitation, Ventilation, and Fire Safety Issues on Rikers

Inspections conducted during the latest monitoring period recorded thousands of violations distributed across facilities at the notorious complex.
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LAS Renews Call for Receivership of City Jails

The Legal Aid Society has long maintained that independent leadership with the authority to enact bold and swift change is necessary to end the humanitarian crisis on Rikers Island.
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LAS Decries Abrupt End to Public Notifications of Deaths in Custody

The Department of Correction is no longer informing the public when a New Yorker in their custody dies, part of a continuing effort to hide the ongoing crisis in City jails.
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