Cuomo: Tax dollars to pay for inmate education

Cuomo's office said it will cost about $5,000 a year to educat inmates. (2/17/14)

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says college educated inmates are less likely to commit new crimes. 

Cuomo's office says it will cost about $5,000 a year to educate each prisoner. 

The plan is for tax dollars to pay for the classes, however not everyone is on board with the idea. 

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An upstate senator says he is opposing using the taxpayer's dime when so many are struggling to pay for college. 

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