Say 'NO' to taxpayer-funded college for inmates


    Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed 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.

    Hard-working families, many of whom have never run afoul of the law, are struggling to put together the money to send their children to college. New York should not be giving inmates a free education at the same time.

    The senator is opposed to this initiative and will work to ensure it does not appear in the final budget as the governor has proposed. Read more of his thoughts here.

    Sign the petition below to send a strong message to Albany: We don’t want our taxpayer dollars used to provide a college education for inmates.