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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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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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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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