Governor Cuomo and DA Vance Announce Statewide Initiative to Provide College Classes in Prison
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Posted on January 11, 2016
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced a $7.5 million initiative to fund educational programming at New York State prisons to help qualifying inmates earn college degrees, which will support an individual’s successful reentry into the community and reduce recidivism. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is funding the college-in-prison program through the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (“CJII”), which was created to provide grants for programs improving public safety, crime prevention, and fairness in the justice system.