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Free College Education For Inmates Program Not Popular With Many

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Is prison about retribution or is it about rehabilitation and redemption?

Many people are upset that inmates will soon be getting a free education while they’re behind bars.

17 state prisons will benefit from the $7.3 million program, which is funded out of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and a pool of fines.

Cornell’s Prison Education program is one of the programs getting grant money.

But, many are concerned and still have questions on whether or not people behind bars should get a free education.

Several people have commented on the story on our Facebook page.

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