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Make prisoners pay back taxpayers for education

Offering college educations to our state prisoners is an excellent idea and has been proven to work.

The majority of offenders who have earned their degrees have turned their lives around. I want to know why law-abiding citizens are expected to pay for this.

The whole point of this exercise is to turn inmates into gainfully employed individuals. This is the same reason I am going into debt as I finish college. I have to begin to repay my loan within six months of graduating and so should they. Problem solved.

Rebecca Stock

Tonawanda