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June 11, 2013 > Lockup demanded for US man who sneaked into jails

Lockup demanded for US man who sneaked into jails

Submitted By AP Wire Service

NEW YORK (AP), Apr 05- A man who repeatedly used phony credentials to gain entry into New York City's jails may get his wish to do more time.

Prosecutors told a judge on Thursday that they want Matthew Matagrano to be locked up for 10 years. Matagrano, a former inmate, pleaded not guilty to felony burglary in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The judge doubled his bail to $100,000 and ordered him to get medical attention.

The New York Post (http://bit.ly/ZbNv0w) reports that according to police statements released in court, Matagrano said he repeatedly sneaked into jails because the people inside were ``nice'' and made him ``feel important.''

Authorities say Matagrano tried to get inside multiple city lockups, including Rikers Island and the Manhattan Detention Center, where he mingled with inmates for hours.

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