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Albany County Jail

840 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211-1088
(518) 869-2600

Interview with Rachel and Janelle

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Rachel: My sentencing was for 5months.
Janelle: 4 months

JM: Did you spend time in a holding cell after your sentencing? If so, what was that like? If you didn't where did they they take you instead?
Rachel: After my sentencing i did spend time in the holding cell before being transported to ACCF. It was very cold and distant. The chairs and bench you are allowed to sit on are very hard and uncomfortable.
Janelle: No i went to the county and put on the tier.

The Albany County Jail, located in Albany, New York, is one of the largest correctional facilities in New York. It can house over 1,000 inmates, which can be an intimidating prospect for someone that is headed there that hasn't ever been before, or for the families of those that are currently (or are soon to be) incarcerated.

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