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Weary neighbors of the Whalley jail applauded officials upon learning that the state’s taking steps to help cope with prisoners being released into town.

“We heard you,” New Haven State Rep. Toni Walker (pictured) told more than 40 residents at Tuesday night’s Whalley/Edgewood/Beaver Hill (WEB) management team meeting regarding their concerns about the average 25 ex-offenders being dropped off weekly at the Whalley Avenue jail with nowhere to go, including many who aren’t from New Haven.

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