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New York Gov. Hochul Signs “Less Is More Act” to End Jail Time for Nonviolent Parole Violations

HeadlineSep 20, 2021

In New York, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Less Is More Act Friday, which ends jail time for most nonviolent parole violations, including technical violations and marijuana use. Hochul said nearly 200 people would be released from city jails under the new policy, which comes amid mounting outrage over the crisis at Rikers.

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