Erie County has restored its Local Conditional Release Program. It provides 25 non-violent prisoners in Alden Correctional Facility with early release, job training and rehabilitation in return for one year probation.
Despite language barriers, one of the many refugee students at Lafayette High School in Buffalo has successfully completed his four years. WBFO'S Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with the student, who created a powerful self-portrait in his art class displaying the strife he left behind in his home country and the difficulties he experienced while living in Buffalo.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports on ToeToe Lay, Lafayette High School senior's self-portrait of life as a refugee.
In the final weeks of the legislative session, groups are lobbying for some of the major remaining issues still on the table, including groups who want a property tax break for homeowners struggling to hold on to their houses.