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Milton Zelermyer

Milton Zelermyer

The Legal Aid Society
Staff Attorney, Prisoners’ Rights Project
New York, NY, USA

Milton Zelermyer is a graduate of West Virginia University College of Law, was admitted to the bar there in 1982, clerked for the WV Supreme Court of Appeals, taught at WVU law school (research and writing, appellate advocacy, environmental law, supervision of students in clinical program providing advice and advocacy for federal prisoners), and practiced law in Morgantown, WV.  He was admitted in New York State in 1990.

Milton joined The Legal Aid Society’s Prisoners’ Rights Project as a staff attorney in 1992, after working for three years in the Criminal Appeals Bureau.  He was counsel in a  class action on behalf of  New York State prisoners with HIV/AIDS, seeking constitutionally adequate medical treatment, a case that was settled in 2007.  He also was counsel in a class action on behalf of blind and severely visually impaired prisoners who have been denied reasonable accommodations for their disabilities, a case that settled in 2014 and is now in the monitoring phase.  Milton monitors the State’s compliance with the provisions of a class action  judgment related to reasonable accommodations for deaf and hearing impaired prisoners.  He worked on another class action regarding health care for New York City jail prisoners, particularly related to Tuberculosis,   Article 78 practice includes challenging the fees charged by NYS DOCCS for copies of medical records and challenging prison disciplinary dispositions.  Milton has written amicus submission to the NY Court of Appeals in cases involving exorbitant rates for prisoners’ collect phone calls, denial of treatment for Hepatitis C, and State Commission of Correction access to prisoners’ hospital records.  Other responsibilities include: administrative advocacy for prisoners, primarily related to medical treatment for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis, lobbying, and monitoring and commenting on administrative rulemaking.

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