According to The Wall Street Journal, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the launch of a college education program for people in 10 prison facilities in New York state. Offering both associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, the program will seek to reduce recidivism rates and the overall size of the prison population. The state’s current recidivism rate is 40% — compared to an existing New York college education program, the Bard Prison Initiative, which has a recidivism rate of 4%.
Read the whole article here: “New Gov. Cuomo Initiative Will Fund College Classes in Prisons“