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LAS in the News 3.27.20

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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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 Wins Release of 16 Incarcerated New Yorkers at High Risk of COVID-19

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 Daily News.
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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 Suit to Release Juvenile Delinquents Amid Outbreak

New York's detention facilities are struggling to deal with the deteriorating health situation brought about by the threat of COVID-19, according to THE CITY.
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LAS Analysis: COVID-19 Continues to Spread Rapidly at City Jails

The rate of infection in city jails among inmates is now more than seven times that of New York City overall, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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Op-Ed: Cuomo Must Act to Save Jailed Parolees from COVID-19

Attorneys from The Legal Aid Society's Parole Revocation Defense Unit issued a call for the Governor to release prisoners held on parole violations at Riker's Island in today's City Limits.
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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 Offers Guidance to NYC Renters During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Legal Aid Society's Ellen Davidson spoke with Curbed about the most pressing questions tenants have about the developing situation.
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Op-Ed: Make the Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium Real

Jason Wu, a housing attorney in The Legal Aid Society's civil practice informs tenants about their rights under New York City's emergency eviction moratorium in today's New York Daily News.
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