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College for prisoners smart policy

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Education is enlightenment, and the plan Gov. Cuomo announced last week to offer free college courses to inmates at 10 state prisons is an enlightened policy. It’s the best way to rehabilitate prisoners, which helps not only them and their families, but the rest of us. In fact, prisoners who wanted to improve themselves and change their lives, to get a job and become productive citizens upon release, used to have the opportunity. Until the ...

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