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Federal lawsuit accuses Cuomo admin of abandoning mentally ill New Yorkers

Sept. 10, 2020 – A legal case has been brewing in the courts since early 2019 to challenge the state’s “prison-to-homeless shelter pipeline” for people living with serious mental illness. Stefen Short, Staff Attorney at the Prisoners’ Rights Project of The Legal Aid Society, explained the implications of this case.

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