Colleges Face Political Opposition in Renewed Efforts to Educate Prisoners

Bard Prison Initiative

Inmates at six prisons in 
New York can earn degrees through a program operated 
by Bard College.
May 19, 2014

When Andrew M. Cuomo, governor of New York, proposed in February spending about $1-million of the state’s annual $140-billion budget to help give prisoners access to a college education, he may not have expected a bipartisan backlash. But that’s…

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