‘Hell No To Attica University’ : No Free College Education For Convicts

 

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a plan that would provide college-level education at 10 state prisons, at a cost to taxpayers of about $5,000 per inmate per year. There are an estimated 54,500 inmates currently confined in state prisons.

    The last thing New York State should be funding is college tuition for convicts when we have hardworking families in New York State that are struggling to send their children to college.

    While it is understandable for the need of counseling and rehabilitation, free college tuition for prisoners is a slap in the face to hard working New Yorkers that work multiple jobs and take out exorbitant student loans to pay for the cost of higher education.

    Sign the petition below to send a strong message, that we don’t want our taxpayer dollars used to provide a college education for convicts.