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LAS Secures COVID-19 Vaccine for Vulnerable Client in DOCCS’ Custody

The court’s decision represents the first known ruling of its kind in New York State during the current pandemic, according to WNYC/Gothamist.
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Cuomo Ignores Experts on COVID-19 Vaccination for Incarcerated New Yorkers

The Legal Aid Society condemned the Governor for failing to immediately vaccinate incarcerated individuals against the virus, as reported by the Huffington Post.
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LAS Breaks Down Rent Relief Funding on Capital Tonight

The Legal Aid Society’s Judith Goldiner appeared on Spectrum News' Capital Tonight to warn against restrictions that hobbled last year's relief effort.
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Over 4,000 New Yorkers in DOCCS’ Custody Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

The Legal Aid Society called on the Governor to join other states and allow vaccinations of people incarcerated in prisons and jails, reports THE CITY.
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Listen: LAS Breaks Down Lawsuit Over New York’s Prison Pandemic Policies

The federal suit takes aim at dangerous policies that put vulnerable New Yorkers at Adirondack Correctional Facility in danger, as reported by The Capitol Pressroom.
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LAS Slams Ongoing Problems with State’s COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

Housing rights advocates fear federal dollars may go unspent due to stringent rules for applicants, reports Gothamist.
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As Death Toll, Infection Rates Mount in NYS Prisons, LAS Calls for Immediate Releases

The Legal Aid Society called on the Governor and DOCCS to release New Yorkers who are vulnerable to COVID-19 as nine incarcerated people have died in a three-week span, according to WNYC/Gothamist..
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LAS Sues to Protect Incarcerated New Yorkers at Upstate Correctional Facility

Filed together with Relman Colfax, the landmark federal action seeks to secure critical protections from COVID-19 for elderly and medically vulnerable individuals, as reported by The Intercept.
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LAS Warns Over Risky COVID-19 Screening Policy in City Jails

The current testing policy allows unacceptable transmission risks for prisoners and staff alike, reports WNYC/Gothamist.
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Op-Ed: How to Save Lives in Jail Right Now

In a joint opinion piece in the New York Daily News, Kayla Simpson from the Prisoners' Rights Project calls on government officials to learn from past mistakes and renew efforts to decarcerate NYC jails.
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