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.
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.
A review of state records has found that New York’s prisons are running at about 88 percent capacity.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday ordered a study of New York’s minimum- and medium-security prisons to identify those that should close.