New York City Council Announces Funding for Legal Aid’s Prisoners’ Rights Project
July 01, 2015

New York City Council Announces    Funding for Legal Aid’s Prisoners’ Rights Project 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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Settlement Agreement Calls For Widespread Reform at Rikers
July 01, 2015

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.

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Funding for Prisoners’ Rights Project
June 30, 2015

Funding for Prisoners’ Rights Project 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.

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Testimony Before NYCCouncil Calls for Police Reform, Passage of Right to Know Act
June 29, 2015

Testimony Before NYCCouncil Calls for Police Reform, Passage of Right to Know Act 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.

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Legal Aid Family Marches in Pride Celebrating the LGBTQ Members of Our Family and Our Communities
June 28, 2015

Legal Aid Family Marches in Pride Celebrating the LGBTQ Members of Our Family and Our Communities Legal Aid Family Marches in Pride Celebrating the LGBTQ Members of Our Family and Our Communities.

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