Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes college degree program in state prisons

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to fund college classes for inmates in New York State prisons. The governor says that a college degree would reduce the

The governor says a degree will make prisoners less likely to return to crime when released.

The governor says a degree will make prisoners less likely to return to crime when released. (2/17/14)

NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to fund college classes for inmates in New York State prisons. 

The governor says that a college degree would reduce the likelihood that an inmate will return to crime when released. 

The program would offer associate and bachelor degree education at 10 prisons, one in each region of the state. 

Cuomo's office says that the state currently spends $60,000 per year on each inmate, and that the college education program would be an additional $5,000 per prisoner. 

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