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About 56 correctional officers and sergeants in the New York state prisons have tested positive for COVID-19. Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP About 56 correctional officers and sergeants in the New York state prisons have tested positive for COVID-19. Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is considering granting clemency or releasing state prisoners who are nearing the end of their sentence as a measure to stem the spread of COVID-19.

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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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