LETTER: Pay inmates more, then take most of the money back

Daily Freeman-1 year before

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's consideration of raising the minimum wage for convicts working in prison to $3 an hour does not go far enough.

Why not a living wage of $15? But first deduct the cost of room and board, meals and medical care. Then the inmates can keep whatever change is left over. This would give taxpayers and victims of their crimes a fair deal.


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