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Celebrating the Holidays with Ray Brook Inmates

Doing time is never easy, but the holidays can be especially hard. Last year, Brian Mann visited the state prison at Ray Brook, where inmates with good records enjoyed a rare celebration with their wives and children.  Go to full article

Petition to Include Inmates in Redistricting Census Falls Short

A petition drive to force a public referendum on whether to include inmates in St. Lawrence County's redistricting plan has come up short of valid signatures. Legislator Jim MaFadden is one of four county legislators who oppose the plan.  Go to full article

NY Prison Population Shrinks for First Year Since 1972

The Federal Bureau of Prisons says New York's inmate population fell nearly four percent last year. Vermont's prison population went the other direction, rising more than ten percent. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Prison Worker Caches Weapons, Explosives

A prison worker in Moira was arrested late last week when police seized a large number of guns, a pipe bomb, and several pounds of explosives from his home. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Correctional Hiring Freeze Means Fewer Prison Jobs in North

State officials say a smaller inmate population will mean fewer prison guards in the North Country. A hiring freeze has been extended to 36 correctional facilities. As Brian Mann reports, more than 600 prison jobs will be eliminated statewide.  Go to full article

Prison Inmate Runs Fraud Scheme from Payphone

Federal officials say an inmate at the state prison in Ray Brook ran a securities fraud scheme using a public telephone. More than 200 investors thought they were buying hot internet stocks. They sent $8.5 million to bank accounts controlled by the prisoner. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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