prisons http://wrvo.org en Cuomo quietly pursuing government consolidation http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-quietly-pursuing-government-consolidation <p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:31:38 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42045 at http://wrvo.org Prison closures shock and dismay correction officers, lawmakers http://wrvo.org/post/prison-closures-shock-and-dismay-correction-officers-lawmakers <p>Correction officers say they are still in shock after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s prison agency announced late on a July Friday - and with very little advance warning - their decision to close four prisons within the next year. Now, they're asking the legislature to rescind the closures.<br><br>Normally, when a governor wants to close a prison or any other state run facility, he proposes the change in his state budget plan in January. The legislature either agrees or disagrees, and a final decision to close or to keep the facility open is made in the completed state spending plan.<br> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:03:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41844 at http://wrvo.org Prison closures shock and dismay correction officers, lawmakers