Council Members Vanessa L. Gibson and Andy King held a press conference yesterday and announced $750,000 in direct funding for The Legal Aid Society’s Prisoners’ Rights Project for legal services at Rikers Island.
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The Legal Aid Society Prisoners’ Rights Project, together with co-counsel Ropes & Gray and Emery, Celli, Brinckerhoff & Abady, today filed in federal court a signed agreement with the City of New York and the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to reform the widespread abuse of prisoners by correction staff in the New York City jails.
Special thanks to Council Member Andy King and Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson for their advocacy in obtaining funding for The Legal Aid Society’s Prisoners’ Rights Project.
Cynthia Conti-Cook, a Staff Attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice’s Special Litigation Unit, testified before the New York City Council Committee on Public Safety on police reform.
Legal Aid Family Marches in Pride Celebrating the LGBTQ Members of Our Family and Our Communities.
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