Jail

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Dozens of New York state lawmakers have written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's top corrections official to urge them to end solitary confinement of prisoners.

Ontario's independent corrections adviser says the province is one of the only jurisdictions in Canada that does not have a law limiting the use of strip searches in jails.

Website of the Chautauqua County Sheriff

For years, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has been trying to find a new, more efficient way for inmates’ loved ones to visit them. With a new video conferencing system, they’ve got it.

An expert on Freedom of Information Law is saying the City of Buffalo has more to gain in complying with a Freedom of Information Law request than a defendant has to lose in a federal civil rights case.

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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.

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The Niagara County Jail is facing a pair of lawsuits connected with the deaths of two inmates last year.

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Dr. James Corasanti is scheduled to be released from the county jail in Alden next week after 9 months behind bars.