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LAS Secures Release of 106 Incarcerated New Yorkers at High Risk of COVID-19

Through litigation brought this week, The Legal Aid Society won the immediate release of individuals currently held at Rikers Island on a non-criminal technical parole violations, according to Mother Jones.
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LAS Files Third Lawsuit to Free Incarcerated New Yorkers From Custody at Rikers Island

These individuals, by virtue of their age and/or underlying medical condition, are particularly vulnerable to serious illness or death if infected by COVID-19, and jail conditions make it impossible to protect them, according to the New York Post.
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LAS Files Second Lawsuit for Release of Prisoners at Riker’s Island Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Defender organizations have called for the widespread release of inmates vulnerable to the virus, according to the New York Law Journal.
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LAS Files Lawsuit to Free 116 Clients in Pretrial Detention, Incarcerated on a Parole Violation Hold

These individuals, by virtue of their age and/or underlying medical condition, are particularly vulnerable to serious illness or death if infected by COVID-19, according to the New York Daily News.
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Warrant Canceled for Client in Critical Condition

Nicholas Feliciano attempted suicide while in New York City Department of Correction custody at Rikers Island and remains in critical condition at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, according to ABC News.
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Open Letter from The Legal Aid Society: False Binary of the Close Rikers Plan

The binary nature of the public debate — old jails vs. new jails — leaves us with a false choice.
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