Resource: Legal Aid and DRNY File Class Action Lawsuit Against NYS Over Practice of Keeping New Yorkers with Mental Illness Incarcerated Past Their Release Dates

By: Redmond Haskins and Katrin Haldeman

January 23, 2019

The Legal Aid Society

The Legal Aid Society and Disability Rights New York filed a lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the Southern District on behalf of a class of New Yorkers with mental illness who have been held in prison because of a lack of community-based mental health housing programs. Some Plaintiffs have been incarcerated for as long as 16 months past their release dates.

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