ALBANY COUNTY — Last Thursday morning was cold. Snow clung to the tall chain-link fence surrounding Albany County’s jail, and the curls of razor wire on top were frosted.
Two female inmates — jackets over their yellow jumpsuits — walked together around a path in a foot of snow in the exercise yard.
A guard sat inside, next to the open door, watching them.
“How are you?” asked Chief Brian Mooney as he walked briskly by on his way to the female tier.
“Cold,” the guard answered.