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Cuomo Introduces Criminal Justice Reforms

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo previewed his seven-point plan at Mount Neboh Bapitst Church in Harlem on Sunday morning.

"It's New York: The Right Priorities Initiative. Let's do this in the state. We will change hundreds of thousands of lives. And then let's say to this nation, 'there is a better way,'" said Cuomo.

The Democrat's plan would increase funding for community schools, support career training programs, provide college education to prisoners, invest in re-entry programs, and remove court records for paroled individuals who committed a non-violent  felony under the age of 18.

Cuomo is expected to provide more details during his State of the State address Wednesday.

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
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