Walsh Weighs in on Cuomo’s Plan To Fund College Courses For Prisoners

August 11, 2017

“I am disappointed to learn that Gov. Cuomo will be moving forward with his plan to provide $7 million in grants to several colleges across the state to fund courses for prison inmates. While I feel strongly that all New Yorkers should have access to educational opportunities, I also believe that this considerable appropriation could be used more responsibly. Offering a free college education to criminals while millions of our state’s law-abiding students and families struggle with the financial burdens associated with getting an education is not in line with my priorities, and moving forward, I will continue working to ensure our State government uses its resources in a manner that reflects our values and beliefs,” said Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston).