Sateesh Nori – Legal Aid’s Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice at the Queens Neighborhood office – spoke to Denis Slattery of the New York Daily News about his team’s recent efforts to save Astoria residents from unlawful eviction.
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Tina Luongo, The Legal Aid Society’s Attorney-In-Chief of the Criminal Practice, penned an opinion piece in City & State on Governor Cuomo’s prison visiting proposal which would scale back visiting days from seven to three at maximum security facilities around the state.
WNYC’s Jim O’Grady interviews Adriene Holder for an update on Legal Aid’s immigration work and outreach, and the Society’s new ICE hotline, which has fielded more than 150 calls since Sunday morning.
At a Board of Correction meeting yesterday, Sarah Kerr from The Legal Aid Society’s Prisoner Rights Project, delivered sharp criticism regarding the Department of Correction’s current practice of shackling inmates to desks as a replacement for solitary confinement.
The Legal Aid Society joined with elected officials and community members on Staten Island to announce the formation of the Heroin Overdose Prevention & Education program, a groundbreaking new initiative designed to combat the borough's heroin and opioid scourge by diverting low-level drug offenders into treatment instead of into court and jail.
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