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New York: Cuomo Drops Plan To Use State Money To Pay For College Classes For Inmates

3 April 2014 0 views No Comment

“In an important speech at a gathering of black and Latino lawmakers in February, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled what he billed as a bold plan to attack the problem of high rates of recidivism: The state would pay for college classes for prison inmates. But six weeks later, after lawmakers approved the state budget this week, the governor acknowledged that his highly promoted proposal, which his advisers talked up as a major advancement in criminal justice policy, was so politically controversial that he would no longer pursue using public money to finance it,” The New York Times reports.

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