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Wrong name on warrant sends woman to jail for three nights

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

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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