Lawyers: DOC Continues to Be in Contempt of Court for Failing to Ensure Incarcerated New Yorkers’ Access to Medical Care

The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn Defender Services and Milbank LLP stated, “DOC continues to claim compliance with the Court’s order by hiding behind red tape and careful language. But in reality, thousands of people incarcerated in NYC jails have been denied access to medical care because of DOC’s failures. As the Department touts ‘progress,’ people in its custody continue to suffer, and nine people have died so far this year. Rather than avoiding responsibility for the humanitarian crisis unfolding before its eyes, DOC must immediately resolve these failures.”

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