prison http://wrvo.org en N.Y. Governor Says College For Inmates Will Pay Off For Taxpayers http://wrvo.org/post/ny-governor-says-college-inmates-will-pay-taxpayers America used to have a robust college education system for prison inmates. It was seen as a way to rehabilitate men and women behind bars by helping them go straight when they got out.<p>Those taxpayer-funded college classes were defunded in the 1990s. But New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would like to bring them back in the state, prompting a fierce new debate over higher education in state prisons.<p>Things have become so heated that a reporter even evoked Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon, in a question to Cuomo this month in Buffalo, N.Y. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:08:00 +0000 Brian Mann 52486 at http://wrvo.org N.Y. Governor Says College For Inmates Will Pay Off For Taxpayers Cuomo's prison education program draws criticism from Republicans http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-prison-education-program-draws-criticism-republicans <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending his plan to pay for college classes for prison inmates, saying it will cut down the number of convicts sent back to prison.</p><p>Cuomo has proposed expanding a program that currently offers privately funded college courses in some state prisons. The program would offer associate's and bachelor's degree education at 10 prisons, which Cuomo says will reduce the likelihood of inmates returning to crime.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:49:43 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Associated Press 51687 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's prison education program draws criticism from Republicans New Onondaga County program combines pet adoption with inmate rehabilitation http://wrvo.org/post/new-onondaga-county-program-combines-pet-adoption-inmate-rehabilitation <p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:50:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50913 at http://wrvo.org New Onondaga County program combines pet adoption with inmate rehabilitation Advocates urge Cuomo to raise age for youth offenders http://wrvo.org/post/advocates-urge-cuomo-raise-age-youth-offenders-0 <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>New York is one of only two states in the country where all children 16 and older are treated as adults in the criminal justice system. This month the <a href="http://raisetheageny.com/" target="_blank">Raise the Age </a>initiative kicked off a statewide campaign in upstate New York, renewing their effort to keep kids under 18 out of adult prisons.</p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:05:18 +0000 Kate O'Connell 47833 at http://wrvo.org Advocates urge Cuomo to raise age for youth offenders Coalition calls for NY to raise the age of adult criminal prosecution http://wrvo.org/post/coalition-calls-ny-raise-age-adult-criminal-prosecution <p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:26:39 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44211 at http://wrvo.org Coalition calls for NY to raise the age of adult criminal prosecution