Prisons

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Pols Give Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Prison College Plan Failing Marks

Several 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.

02/18/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Turning Prisons Into College Campuses

Gov. 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.

02/16/2014

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NY Prisons Have As Many As 8,000 Excess Beds

A review of state records has found that New York’s prisons are running at about 88 percent capacity.

05/08/2011

Prison Cell Block - Credit: AP

Gov. Cuomo Looks To Save Money By Closing Prisons

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday ordered a study of New York’s minimum- and medium-security prisons to identify those that should close.

02/10/2011