Attached is a letter directed to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking that the budget allocate funding for tuition assistance for currently incarcerated individuals in the FY 2015-2016 budget. We are imploring Cuomo to include funds in the budget because this would secure permanent resources and it will (we hope) minimize the contentious responses that derailed last year’s efforts to fund in-prison college programs.
We are asking that our members sign and send to this letter to the Governor’s office via email and snail mail using the following address
MAIL: The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
You can also call the Governor’s office and ask that he fulfill his promise and provide funding for in-prison college programs.
Office hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Deputy Secretary and Counsel for Civil Rights:
Please continue to support the work to make education a priority for community members involved in the criminal justice system.