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Staten Island, Bronx Prisons Among Those Now Closed In New York

The state recently closed the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility on Staten Island, the seventh prison, camp or work release facility shuttered in 2011 as New York transferred about 2,600 inmates and 1,400 staff to its 60 remaining penal units in an effort to save millions of dollars and remove excess capacity.

01/03/2012

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NY State Senate Control Unknown Amid Close Races

A wild night of seesawing race totals and margins as close as a single vote Tuesday have left majority control of New York’s state Senate uncertain, but with Republicans having a good chance of seizing control of the chamber.

11/03/2010