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O'Brien Dissenting With Democrats Over Inmate Education

State Senator Ted O'Brien says he would vote "no" on higher education for New York inmates.
State Senator Ted O'Brien says he would vote "no" on higher education for New York inmates. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing to offer college course in 10 prisons across New York. The governor says it is cheaper to give inmates a chance to earn a free degree than to pay for them if they return to prison. 

"In my district the message was pretty loud and clear that spending taxpayer money on college classes for inmates was inappropriate," he said.

O'Brien is the first Democrat in the Senate to take a stand against the plan. 
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