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Wrong name on warrant sends woman to jail for three nights

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 35-year-old mother spent three nights in jail because of a wrong name on an arrest warrant. The Times-Union of Albany reported that police ran Jessica Donovan’s name through a law enforcement database Friday ...

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From jail to a job

In this Thursday, April 20, 2017 photo, Neftali Thomas Diaz, right, tries on donated work clothes with the help of his case manager David Rodriguez, at The Fortune Society in New York. At the Fortune Society, one of the social service nonprofits expected to partner with the city on the plan and a sponsor of Diaz, the mission is proving the critics wrong by training former state prison and jail inmates on how to land and keep jobs. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK — Neftali Thomas Diaz swears he’s done with Rikers Island. After being locked up twice at the notorious New York City jail for stealing a credit card and violating parole, Diaz entered a private jobs program. Once he’s ...

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Police: Mom used kiss to give jailed son drugs

PENN YAN — Police say a woman passed drugs to her son while kissing him when she visited him in a county jail. Sheriff’s deputies in Yates County tell local media outlets that 54-year-old Kimberly Margeson of Penn Yan was ...

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High Court weighs policy of strip searches at jail

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court seemed ready Wednesday to endorse a jail policy that forces even people arrested on minor charges to undress and shower while being watched by guards. Less clear was whether justices would decide jailers need a reason ...

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Early release possible for offenders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thousands of federal prisoners locked up for offenses involving crack cocaine will be eligible for early release after a vote Thursday by the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Congress passed a law last year substantially lowering recommended sentences for people convicted of crack cocaine crimes ...

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