New York Daily News: Queens Tenants Fight Religious Group Trying To Evict Them and Turn Building Into Homeless Shelter
February 17, 2017

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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City & State: Cuomo's Prison Visiting Proposal Bad For Families, Taxpayers And Public Safety
February 16, 2017

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.

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WNYC: Immigrant Rights Hotline, Three Days Old, Already Swamped
February 15, 2017

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.

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New York Daily News: NYC Jail Brass Claims Chaining Inmates To Desks Makes Them Feel Safer At Class
February 15, 2017

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.

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Staten Island Advance: New HOPE Program Offers Treatment Instead of Jail to Staten Islanders With Drug Problem
February 15, 2017

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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