Judeye, you asked " Have you had to be patted down to make sure you were not concealing something". Ma'am, have you've flown on a commercial airliner within the past 12 years?
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I'm a prisoner of NYS, does that mean they will pay for my college?
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Judeye, fyi, I HAVE visited people in prisons..where they used a electronic scanner to "pat me down". I also stand by my statements. Every single ex felon I have spoken with have ALL agreed PRISON LIFE WAS NOT HARD ON THEM AT ALL! I know one PR that deliberately gets himself busted every winter just so he can winter the season with everything paid for by the state. The people who are poorly spoken or unrehabitable would be that same way on the outside as they are on the inside. I do NOT agree with increasing taxes so that the felons can get more "freebies". My own son is still paying off his college loans and will be doing so till he is past 30! He didn't get a free ride but he DID get his degrees..the hard way..HE EARNED THEM !!!!!!!!! Felons commit crimes, I do NOT BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE REWARDED FOR BAD BEHAVIOR!
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Dusty1 "that prison is NOT hard at all on the immates."
Have you ever been to a real prison? Have you had to be patted down to make sure you were not concealing something? Did you see the bars and the barbed wire?
Prison is not easy life. Go and visit one. It should not be easy, after all prisoners have been convicted of committing a crime.
I tutored in the local shock prison. Most of the inmates were in there for some kind of drug convictions. Most were involved in the drug and alcohol programs. The men I worked with could barely read. One young man hardly knew his alphabet. Some of the lives these young men were subjected to was beyond belief. One young man had been on his own since he was 8!!! His mother a crack addict. He just went from friend to friend, finding anyplace he could to sleep and any food to eat.
Education is a path out of crime. If we are serious about reducing crime we need to educate and train the inmates so they have options other than cr
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F.A.R.T must be a dirty word.
What no comments from judeye on how great this brain **** is?
Great now the honest hard working people of this state who can't afford to send their kid to college will have to send them to prison to get them a college degree!
I'm hoping this is just an idea/proposal as I cannot believe it would even pass the legislature..you can bet your sweet bippy they've already heard an earful
New bumper sticker:
Attica State College - Class of 2019, 2025, 2029, and 3035
I'll' Andy Como has insulted every hard working resident in New York! Do we need to know any more about this megalomaniac dictator we have for a Governor? Vote for anyone but this cretan in November!
So now what? They also don't have to answer the question as to whether they have ever been arrested? What is the Gov smoking these days?
I seen something on the news last week about cuomo closing prisons for mental sex offenders and putting them in half way houses. and this week I've got to pay to send the rest of the scumbags to college and still help my sons pay off their loans. is there any wonder why more and more taxpayers are moving to a state that values them more then trash. my only hope is cuomo keeps making stupid decisions and everybody votes him out.
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Bob the ever eternal village idiot. Ya got poop for brains? Yes you do, you fool. <Mockingly being said> You can tell what kind of society of you have by the prisoners they have... You can also tell what kind of citizens you have by all the bird brained ideas they post too.
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This should take care of the population drain out of NYS.
That should help increase the population of NY. Come and commit a crime and get a free education.We will pay for your dental, eye glasses, cell phone, medical and utility bills and now your degree. I feel bad for that High school senior who has to work hard, make sacrifices and end up 100K in debit without a job. The easier way would be to commit a felony and get a free ride. Only in New York. We will probably even begin to transfer inmates from other states to provide this benefit.
Jaycee - there are NO Free lunches-someone has to pay. It may not be the prisoners or those on welfare but the tax payers do have to PAY.If you don't understand a post -ask first before you put your foot in your mouth. Look in the mirror and see whose is stupid now1
This is just priceless. More free benefits. While we pay tens of thousands of dollars for our children to get an education, just commit a crime and we'll give it to you for free. As usual, the libs are a gift that just keeps on giving. of course it's with your money!!
@wiseup, "there are no free lunches"?? What country do you live in? That has got to be one of the most ridiculous and asinine statements ever written on this board. Get a clue, we can't afford to supplement the elderly, but there's money for the criminals.
NYS just dropped another notch towards bankruptcy, morally and financially. Just pathetic!!
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cuomo would do better to roll back the huge increases in education. these costs have risen faster than the prices of the so called greedy energy companies. But, education in america is run by liberals. they are greedy people. cuomo is turning society upside down. Be a criminal and get an education. what about folks who just work every day ? when they want to keep more of their money they are labeled greedy !
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Prison established in this nation by the Quakers for rehabilitation. Some can be rehabilitated others cannot. But punishment. DeToqueville said you can judge a society by its' prisons. There are times and this is one, when I would like to have every single conservative tea baggin policy implemented. Watch as our society falls into disarray or anarchy because society would become such a mess and then ship these tea baggin idiots to Russia where the government is much better for them. In NYS (even though an illustrious blogger here watchs prison documentaries) you cannot obtain a degree using state or federal funds. In jail and prison you can obtain a GED and a vocational trade. Ohh the all knowing and conservative bastions of faith/family/righteousness. Save them all Lord they know not what they do!
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This idea is pathetically absurd. Do any of you realize that prisoners have long been able to obtain a degree while incarcerated? If you have watched prison documentaries as I have you would know that prison is NOT hard at all on the immates. They have long had access to classes, libraries, t.v. etc.etc.etc. I have seen prisoners earn a degree before in these places..and then mount their own defenses for new trials. We need to quit spoiling these people and make them realize..if you commit a crime..you will be doing HARD time..not the life of riley most seem to experience. I know a ex con that told me..I would just as soon go back, free room and board, free cable t.v., excercise gym, free laundry, library access..it's a piece of cake. Personally I think Cuomo AND his gf from Sara's Semi Homemade are BOTH alcoholics!!!!! Ever watched his gf's show? She can't make anything without alcohol while also slugging it down while she "cooks" or " bakes." They both need rehab
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Attention Working Parents: When you can't afford college for your kids because NY has taxed you to DEATH, tell them to commit a felony to get a debt free college education. Wouldn't you be SO proud of their accomplishments? Cuomo needs a serious wake up call. This is absurd!
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When we elect a liberal governor we are going to get liberal policies just like when we elect a liberal president we are going to get liberal policies. As a state and nation we deserve the punishment we are getting. Prison should be a form of punishment and not a system of rewards.
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This is a joke. Right?
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Learning a trade, interview skills, anger management, life skills like budgeting etc would work better than a free college education. Computer access could be provided for on-line college courses if they want to pay their own way.
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