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San Bernardino County To Release More Inmates Early: The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department announced Friday the early release of 126 parole violators from jail to supervised programs. The county's jail system has been at full capacity since December 2011, when 150 parole violators were released before their sentences were completed. 465 inmates of various commitment types were released early to avoid overcrowding between January 1 and March 1 of 2012.

New York DNA Expansion Bill Signed Into Law: WBNG News reports New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law Monday the state's all-crimes DNA databank expansion legislation. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., said, "DNA collection is one of the most important tools we have to solve crime, prevent crime, and exonerate the innocent. Through the expanded DNA databank, this non-invasive, $30 test will produce leads in thousands of previously unsolved crimes and bring closure to crime victims and their families."


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