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N.Y. state proposes letting jails shut law libraries

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York corrections officials have proposed letting local jails across the state close their law libraries used by inmates.

The state Commission of Correction estimated that could save each jail about $5,000 a year, though the 63 jails would still have to preserve prisoner access rights to legal materials. That could be done through computer terminals with online access, similar to the approach in the state prison system.

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