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Long Island Should Break its Addiction to Incarceration

The issue of over-incarceration in America is gaining traction among state and local law makers – but not, apparently, on Long Island. The New York Civil Liberties Union recently sued Nassau and Suffolk counties, home to the Hamptons’ beach clubs and million-dollar estates, over squalid, life-threatening conditions at their jails. In Suffolk, inmates say that sewage accumulates in their cells and the tap water is so polluted they jokingly refer to it as “iced tea.
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