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Rikers Island jail complex in New York City. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP Rikers Island jail complex. Coronavirus continues to spread in the New York’s prisons and jails. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP

As many as 1,100 people jailed on parole violations throughout New York will be released as the coronavirus continues to spread in the state’s prisons and jails, a spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision confirmed Friday.

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Jane Wester

Jane Wester is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal. Email her at jwester@alm.com or find her on Twitter @janewester.

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Ryan Tarinelli

Ryan Tarinelli is a reporter at the New York Law Journal. He is based at the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York. He can be reached through email at rtarinelli@alm.com. Follow him on Twitter: @ryantarinelli.

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