raise the age http://wrvo.org en Cuomo comments on recidivism against backdrop of prison closures http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-comments-recidivism-against-backdrop-prison-closures <p></p><p>In his State of the State speech this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo once again blasted New York's state prison system, describing what he called the "madness" of mass incarceration in New York.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>That tough language follows Cuomo's declaration in his State of the State address three years ago that prisons should no longer be used to boost economic development in rural upstate communities.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:49:55 +0000 Natasha Haverty NCPR 49733 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo comments on recidivism against backdrop of prison closures 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