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For Families of Incarcerated Clients: Resources for Tracking the Latest News on Government and Prison Responses to COVID-19

Blog by Jake Ethé, on behalf of Sivin, Miller & Roche LLP: As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in what ways we can, Sivin, Miller & Roche LLP recognizes the anxiety that many of the families of our incarcerated clients--and, indeed, the families of all incarcerated persons--must feel during this difficult and rapidly-evolving time.  We are committed to providing you with the best resources that the nation's legal professionals have to offer, so that you can remain up to date with how governments and prisons are responding to COVID-19 and how it may affect your loved one....

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Blog by David Roche, on behalf of Sivin, Miller & Roche LLP: Like every other institution and organization, the criminal courts of New York City are figuring out how to adapt and function in the drastically changed world of the Coronavirus pandemic. The criminal courts with which we have long been accustomed - with crowded courtrooms full of lawyers, court officers, clerks, and audience members - are dangerous breeding grounds for spread of the virus; and, needless to say, cramped holding pens and jail cells full of people are a nightmare for those who have been arrested and for their...

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Historic Victory for Legal Aid Society

Just this past week, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legal Aid Society of New York, for the first known time in New York state history, won habeas relief in response to conditions-of-confinement claims, which were brought for certain medically vulnerable pretrial detainees and folks on parole holds being held on Rikers Island.  Read Judge Mark Dwyer's decision on the matter below:

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