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Officials want say in prison closings

Legislators seeking power lost in 2005

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A group of state legislators from the Capital Region want the Legislature to have final approval over prison closures following this summer’s announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration that the Mount McGregor prison would shut down in the summer of 2014. Legislation was introduced recently that would require the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to present an argument for closing a prison to the Legislature, which would then vote on the proposed closure. ...


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