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New York could soon provide $2,550 to inmates upon release from prison

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New York could soon provide former inmates with up to $2,550 over six months to support their transition back into society under a proposed bill.

The bill aims to help ex-inmates cover essential expenses like food and rent while seeking employment and stability.

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Advocates for the bill plan to rally at the Capitol in Albany on Monday to push for its passage before the legislative session ends.

Currently, New York provides $200 in “gate money” upon release, a recent increase from $40. However, supporters argue this amount is insufficient for the challenges of reentry.

The bill, introduced by Assembly member Eddie Gibbs, would allocate $25 million to fund these payments.