Local reps. speak out against inmate education initiative

CHENANGO COUNTY – New York Senator Tom Libous, R-52nd Senate District, is voicing strong opposition to providing inmates in state-run prisons with a state-funded college education.

In a statement recently made to media sources, Libous called Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to fund college courses for prison inmates during incarceration “misguided and just plain wrong.”



“I talk with parents all the time. College costs keep going up, and it’s getting harder and harder for parents to save every penny, and many times go into debt, to send their kids to college,” Libous said. “Why should New York also demand that hardworking parents foot the bill for inmates’ tuition?”


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