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Call for Cuomo to Free Ailing Prisoners as Virus Spreads

Legal Aid lawyers cite a handful of vulnerable, inmates dealing with cancer, diabetes and more as prime candidates for immediate release.

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Teens Sue to Exit Detention Centers As Coronavirus Closes In

Legal Aid demands release of juvenile delinquents in face of "risk of serious medical harm," saying social isolation is "effectively impossible."

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Court Deal Would Guarantee Shelter for Some Homeless Teens

Runaways ages 16 and 17 would get beds on demand in youth-appropriate shelters, under proposed pact between City Hall and Legal Aid.

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Landlord of Crumbling Bronx Buildings Owes City $12.6M

The city’s freezing of the Third Party Transfer program — which would let a new owner take over — has complicated things, tenant advocates say.

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State Sets Rules to Give Due Process to Child Parolees

Action follows judicial rebuke of city Administration for Children’s Services over how it decided which teens to send back to detention.

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Jail Guards Using Violent Force More Often, Monitor Says, in ‘Toxic Environment’

Department of Correction cited for violations of court pact to reduce head blows and other pain-inflicting acts by "hyper-confrontational" officers.

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Scrapping Marijuana Raps a Daunting Task for Unprepared System

The bill decriminalizing pot and expunging records leaves some dazed and confused over next steps. Meanwhile, repercussions remain for immigrants.

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City Unfairly Scrapped Kids’ ‘Parole,’ Court Ruling Finds

Judge decides rules used by Administration for Children’s Services officials to send youths back to juvenile facilities "have no force of law."

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Planned NYCHA HQ Move Leaves Some Tenants in Dark

The agency is shifting eviction hearings from lower Manhattan to Brooklyn – but public housing residents and attorneys say there’s been little notice.

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Food Delivery Workers Try to Shift E-Bike Fines to Bosses

Lawsuit charges police are violating rules by hitting restaurant employees with $500 tickets instead of citing owners for the illegal two-wheelers.

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