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Steuben County Sheriff does not feel “Less is More” act is beneficial for the local area

Many members of law enforcement do not support Governor Kathy Hochul’s “Less is More” act that passed Sept. 17, including Steuben County Sheriff, Jim Allard.

The act aims to stop sending people to jail for technical parole or probation violations, and helps alleviate the large number of people in jail, especially in places like Rikers.

Allard has feelings about it in his area though.


“I’m not sure we’ll see any benefit from the passage of this law,” Allard said. “In Steuben County, we have neither a state prison or city jail so I’m not sure what benefit we would see other than more people offending longer before they are, in fact, violated, which is in no way a benefit.”

He added that he doesn’t think that means it is not beneficial for other places where injustices do happen.



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