Advocates for nearly 56,000 New York inmates and their families have urged the state to resume free bus service to its prisons, saying visits have dropped since it was discontinued last year and the savings of $1.5 million doesn’t justify the social cost.

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Auburn, NY -- With bagpipe music, caps, gowns, and the pomp and circumstance of a traditional college commencement, 15 men incarcerated in Auburn Correctional Facility graduated from college while behind bars Tuesday.

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ALBANY, N.Y.—An audit found that New York's State Insurance Fund paid workers compensation benefits to incarcerated felons, but examiners could not conclude whether private insurers and self-insured employers also paid benefits to any inmates.