Pols Give Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Prison College Plan Failing MarksSeveral state senators are attacking Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to fund more college classes in New York prisons. One launched an online petition against it.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Turning Prisons Into College CampusesGov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to provide college classes in New York prisons, saying a college degree will reduce the likelihood an inmate will return to a life of crime when released.
NY Prisons Have As Many As 8,000 Excess BedsA review of state records has found that New York's prisons are running at about 88 percent capacity.
Gov. Cuomo Looks To Save Money By Closing PrisonsGov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday ordered a study of New York's minimum- and medium-security prisons to identify those that should close.

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