In 2022 Governor Hochul announced 'Jails to Jobs', a new initiative to help former New York State prisoners transition from incarceration to the workforce and reduce the tendency of a convicted criminal to repeat their crimes.

Hochul's Jails to Job project has already offered inmates access to higher education, career planning and job placement. To date, approximately 300 former inmates have received state-issued ID's prior to release from prison. Are there more to follow? Yes.

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Just this week, according to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), more than 300 non-driver ID's have been issued to individuals released from Department of Corrections and Community Supervision custody. This is just one phase of a project designed to help former prisoners get a job upon release.

Individuals who have served their time deserve the opportunity to rejoin society as productive members, yet they often struggle to obtain a basic photo ID, which is required for many things that we all take for granted, such as the ability to secure housing or employment. Providing NDID cards to these individuals prior to their release is one way we can help make the return back into society easier. - DMV Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder.

The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision also works directly with the DMV to help eligible incarcerated individuals renew their driver license. If the individual had a valid license prior to incarceration, they won't need to reapply at a DMV office.

Both the non-driver ID's and the valid drivers licenses will be mailed directly to the facility and available upon release. All 43 state-run correctional facilities are expected to be participating by the end of October.

Banned New York License Plates

These personalized plates were rejected by New York State in 2022. Some of these plates are NSFW.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

12 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- July 2023

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 7/01/2023:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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