Skelos and Silver could end up in same federal jail

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Cuomo and Silver togetherMay 7, 2015- The City & State blog reports, “All Americans are innocent until proven guilty. But considering the charges against Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, and the case against former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, it’s not a huge leap to consider that all three could land in federal prison in coming years.

And experts of the federal prison system tell City & State it’s very possible they could end up serving time together.

“There is a fairly good chance they would end up at the same facility,” said Jennifer Rodgers, executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia University. “There are a limited number of federal prisons in the tri-state area, and the [Bureau of Prisons] tries to honor defendants’ requests to be housed near their families.””

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