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LAS in the News 4.03.20

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 Files Fourth Lawsuit to Free 100 Clients From Parole Violation Holds 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, reports HuffPost
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LAS Decries Increased NYPD Enforcement During COVID-19

Arresting New Yorkers for not practicing social distancing is not only against provided guidelines but also helps COVID-19 spread, reports the Intercept.
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Man with Young Family Evicted From Apartment While Wife Hospitalized with COVID-19

Legal Aid housing attorneys in Brooklyn are fighting in court to allow the family to return home, reports NY1.
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LAS Slams Decision That Prioritizes Landlords Over Tenants

The decision, by New York State's Court of Appeals, strikes down part of last year's new rent laws that holds landlords accountable for overcharging tenants, Curbed New York reports.
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Immigrants Rights Defenders Call for Release of Detainees During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus demanded that the federal government release low-risk immigrants from ICE jails, reports El Diario.
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Public Defenders Decry Slow Release of Parolees During COVID-19 Outbreak

New York's public defender organizations are calling for the expedited release of approximately 400 detainees who have been cleared for release by orders of the governor's office, according to NY1.
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LAS Calls on Gov. Cuomo, DOCCS to Release Four Incarcerated People at High Risk of COVID-19

A demand letter from The Legal Aid Society calls for the immediate release of these especially vulnerable clients and for the review of thousands of additional cases, according to THE CITY.
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LAS Calls for NYC to House Homeless in Hotels During Outbreak

The City's homeless are seeking shelter in the subway system to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Pix11.
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LAS Demands Transparency From DOC on COVID-19

The public has little information from the Department of Correction on positive cases, the number of tests administered, the number of incarcerated New Yorkers in quarantine, and other critical information, reports Politico New York.
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