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Congressman Chris Collins called Governor Cuomo’s proposal to use taxpayer money to provide prison inmates with college classes an “insult” to families struggling in this “stagnant economy”.

Now the 27th district representative is introducing legislation that would prohibit the use of federal taxpayer dollars for the proposal.

Collins added in a statement that, “This plan is just the latest sign that for a state that is the highest taxed and ranks among the worst in job creation, Albany has its priorities all screwed up.”

The governor says his proposal will reduce recidivism and actually save taxpayer money because it's 12 times more expensive to house an inmate than provide him or her with one year of college classes in the hopes they gain skills to not return to prison.

 

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