Say ‘NO’ To Taxpayer Funded College For Inmates

 

    Governor Cuomo has recently announced his intention to give free college classes to individuals incarcerated in state prisons.  I do not support this plan.

    While I am in favor of rehabilitation and reduced recidivism of inmates, I cannot in good conscience support the Governor’s plan when so many individuals and families in New York are struggling to meet the ever-rising costs of higher education.

    Instead of providing an additional benefit for convicted criminals, this money should be used to increase funding for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) in order to help make college more accessible for all New Yorkers.

    Thank you for joining me in opposition to the plan to give taxpayer-funded college to state prisoners.