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How much will diploma help convicted felons?

It seems the debate will rage on the next several months regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to provide the state’s prisoners with a free college education. While the progressive side of me understands Cuomo’s logic (politics aside), my conservative side asks about fairness to the rest of the population that has achieved a college education through the more “traditional” means.

Nonetheless, the only question that remains to me is: Will potential employers look at the resumes of these individuals and see “college graduate” or “convicted felon”?

Dennis D. Kozuch

Cheektowaga