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    Cuomo wants quicker process for closing New York prisons

    By: The Associated Press / WKBW



    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor is recommending a proposal that would give him the ability to close state prisons on a faster timeline.

    The measure is included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal, which was rolled out Tuesday. The proposal would allow the governor to close state prisons if he gives at least a 90-day notice to legislative leaders. Additionally, Cuomo is looking to close several prisons.
    The significant decline in crime coincides with a 38 percent drop in the State’s prison population from a peak of 72,600 in 1999 to a current population of approximately 44,500 – the lowest level in more than two decades. Through this decline, excess capacity has begun to build and as a result the Governor has recommended the closure of several facilities to effectively right-size the prison system.
    NYS FY 2021 Executive Budget

    The corrections officers union said the move puts them at risk.

    "It'll immediately make prisons less safe," said NYSCOBA Western Region Business Agent Kenny Gold.

    He said if a prison closes, inmates will be moved elsewhere, which may lead to double-bunking. He said the practice puts both staff and inmates in danger because there's more inmates for staff to monitor, and the inmates are living within a few feet from each other.

    The state prison population is at the lowest level in more than two decades, according to New York State; however, Gold said corrections officers feel the pressure more than ever and closing prisons won't help. According to the State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, the number of assaults on both staff and inmates is about 40% higher than five years ago.

    Gold said the new proposal giving staff 90 days notice that their prison is closing, instead of a year, is blindsiding.

    "It changes their whole livelihood, it uproots them and puts them in a different prison they don't know," Gold said.

    He said it also has a ripple effect on the economy of a community. Livingston Correctional Facility closed in September, it had over 300 employees in a town of approximately 3,200 people.

    There's no word yet on what prisons Cuomo is looking to close, or how many. If approved, the measure would be effective from April 2020 through March 2021.
    New York's governor is recommending a proposal that would give him the ability to close state prisons on a faster timeline.
    Pat ------> NRA Endowment Member

    #2
    Impeach the fuck..

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      #3
      SMH how does ny keep electing him
      let's make america great again

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        #4
        Originally posted by Ransom View Post
        Impeach the fuck..
        I'd say push for a recall, but there's too many brain dead zombies concentrated on the little island west of us for it to have an effect. Can we push for a recall vote at 3am...for the safety of the state?

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          #5
          I do not see how a state like ny can allow criminals out without bail. NY will close prisons down. and will not allow us to protect ourselves .
          what exactly is the endgame. It may work against them. Liberals are usually either people with no money and get government help or the richer more upscale people that help keep democrats in power. (Of course their is the young idealists as well coming out of college where liberalism is shoved down there throat but life will change there minds)
          but my point being the richer people that keep getting these people elected have usually not been touched by crime much in there sheltered lives.
          I am not sure that will continue if ny decides not to incarcerate criminals, unless of course they do something truly awful like violate the safe act.
          time will tell
          let's make america great again

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            #6
            Look ma! I live in a shithole state run by assholes who are elected by bigger assholes! Ain’t you proud mama, ain’t you proud?!?!?

            The only solution is for those of us who can move to just go and take our spending dollars with us. And then we can turn on the news in whatever state we live and and laugh as we watch this dump just go to hell.
            Last edited by Synner; 01-23-2020, 05:32 PM.
            NRA Lifetime Member / NRA RSO & Certified Pistol Instructor
            NYSRPA Member / Freeport R&R Member
            Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network Member

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              #7
              See now i would like to fill the prisons with politicians.....

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                #8
                He’s going to change the gun laws so we can carry and defend ourselves right ?

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                  #9
                  Closing in about a month, can't wait, the ship is sinking faster.
                  The escape is VERY near. The inventor of Hawk fishing. (soon to be seen on ESPN 8 the Ocho)

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                    #10
                    Hey Stupid. Just because you’re letting more skells go, does not mean there’s been a drop in crime.
                    Steve

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Mrprovy View Post

                      I'd say push for a recall, but there's too many brain dead zombies concentrated on the little island west of us for it to have an effect. Can we push for a recall vote at 3am...for the safety of the state?
                      3am should work. That's when the SAFE act and the Tappan Zee bridge renaming bills were passed.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by vmtcmt View Post
                        Hey Stupid. Just because you’re letting more skells go, does not mean there’s been a drop in crime.
                        His stats say otherwise.
                        The escape is VERY near. The inventor of Hawk fishing. (soon to be seen on ESPN 8 the Ocho)

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Havfun View Post
                          SMH how does ny keep electing him
                          because there not in jail anymore, silly island of longer

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by OH UNCLE PAUL View Post

                            His stats say otherwise.
                            Of course they do.
                            Steve

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                              #15
                              Ever since Betty Crocker and her fake knockers left him, he’s been going for broke.

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