Petition Started Against Free College For Prisoners

February 18, 2014 Updated Feb 18, 2014 at 2:44 PM EDT

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Petition Started Against Free College For Prisoners

February 18, 2014 Updated Feb 18, 2014 at 2:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) - An online petition is underway to gain public opposition to a recent proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo that would provide a free college education to inmates at 10 prisions across New York State.

State Senator Mark Grisanti set up the petition and in a statement said, "people in our state want their voices heard. I plan to gather the names of people from Western New York and across the 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 there is a significant opposition to utilizing the tax dollars of hardworking New Yorkers in such a manner."

Click on the link if you are interested in signing the petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/say-no-to-free-college-for-prisoners