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Crime Bail Reform: More Than 2 Dozens Inmates Being Released Today In Nassau County

16:55  31 december  2019
16:55  31 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Nassau County is set to release a number of prison inmates on Tuesday as part of New York State's new bail reform law. You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Nassau County will release 29 inmates from its correctional center in East Meadow to the public Tuesday — and four to Nassau University Medical Center — as inmates become eligible for release under a new state bail reform law, officials said. The number released Monday by Nassau is down

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – More than two dozen prison inmates in Nassau County will be set free today as the state’s new bail reform laws take effect.

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Authorities say 29 inmates accused of misdemeanors and non-violent felonies are being released from Nassau County Correctional Center in East Meadow.

As many as 175 inmates will eventually walk free in the county.

The accused criminals are being released without bail as they await trial.

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County Executive Laura Curran said increased security will be in place, including more police officers positioned near the jail on December 31 and January 1, additional staffing at the sheriff’s office, increased bus service on Carmon Avenue for the inmates traveling home and a plan to control the parking lot for family pick-ups.

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Nassau County is set to release a number of prison inmates on Tuesday as part of New York State’s new bail reform law. Twenty-nine inmates are expected to be freed into the community. BAIL REFORM : New Police Commissioner Dermot Shea

Nassau County is set to release a number of prison inmates on Tuesday as part of New York State's new bail reform law. Hail, Freezing Rain Fall Across Parts Of New JerseyPeople across several New Jersey counties witnessed a hail storm Monday.

“We are doing everything we can to keep residents safe,” she said.

The county’s police commissioner said the department is adding to its warrant squad to go after those who don’t show up for court.

“If you break the law, we’ll lock you up. If you continue to break the law, we’ll lock you up,” said Commissioner Patrick Ryder. “We’ll lock you up as long as you continue breaking the law in this country.”

Today’s inmate release is expected to be complete by mid-afternoon.

A local church will also be providing transportation for anyone who needs a ride.

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Almost half the roughly 1,300 corrections positions in three major facilities in Mississippi remain unfilled. Even with a degree, guards start around $26,000, which is around the national poverty level for a family of four.Sixty-five percent of the state's corrections officers are women "because men don't want the jobs," said Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter who has looked into Mississippi's prison problems for years. The gangs are "in charge of where you sleep, where you eat, how much you get to eat," Mitchell said.

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