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February 19, 2014

College prison plan draws ire

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Tonawanda News — Grisanti is urging all his constituents to sign his online petition to show Cuomo residents do not want this plan.

“I plan to gather the names of people from Western New York and across this state who sign this petition against giving free college to prisoners in order to show Governor Cuomo and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in Albany that there is significant opposition to utilizing the tax dollars of hardworking New Yorkers in such a manner,” Grisanti said.

The state will be issuing a Request for Proposal starting March 3 that will solicit responses from educational associations that provide college professors and classes in an accredited program in order for inmates to earn their degrees. 

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