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Connecticut corrections officials say they found a false incident report containing hate speech in a printer at a state prison. The report contained both anti-Muslim and homophobic slurs and targeted Muslim corrections officer Shem Brijbilas.

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is surrounded by media as he leaves court in New York where in 2016 he was sentenced to 12 years in prison on corruption charges.
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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been released from a federal prison on furlough while he awaits potential placement to home confinement.

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Criminal justice advocates say they hope to build on victories in recent weeks like the legalization of adult recreational use of marijuana to gain more reforms for members of Black and Brown communities who are incarcerated at a higher rate than white New Yorkers.

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A report from a progressive reform group blames biased media coverage for a rollback in New York’s bail reform laws.

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The criminal records of low-level offenders could be wiped clean because of a new bill that has advanced to the Connecticut General Assembly.

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