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Whalley Avenue is one of the state’s dropping-off point of choice for ex-offenders released from jail—sparking calls for change from neighbors seeking to improve a struggling area.

The state has chosen a spot outside the New Haven Correctional Facility, otherwise known as the Whalley Avenue Jail, as one of several statewide for regular drop-off runs when releasing prisoners from jail, including prisoners from upstate. Neighbors at Tuesday night’s monthly WEB (Whalley, Edgewood, Beaver Hill) management team meeting Tuesday night pressed officials for a new policy.

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