Credibly accused sexual harasser, and former governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has screwed – figuratively, this time – the state of New York by closing six prisons, including the one where Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself.
New York officials on Monday announced plans to close six state prisons early next year, one of the largest such closings by the state as its prisoner population continues to decline.
With the closings, Gov. Kathy Hochul is following the lead of her predecessor, Andrew M. Cuomo, who shut 18 prisons during his nearly 11 years in office amid a series of criminal justice reforms that reduced New York’s prison population to its lowest level since 1984.
I find it hilarious how Hochul distanced herself from Cuomo after he resigned, but continued to implement his policies. She’s no worse than the serial pincher.
Prison closings have typically been contentious in New York because the facilities are major employers in the upstate communities where many of them have shut down, even as criminal justice reform advocates view the moves as the fruits of long-running efforts to end mass incarceration.
Republicans were quick to attack Ms. Hochul, a Democrat from the Buffalo area, over the decision, portraying it as an affront to prison officers, and seeking to tie the closings to measures like changes to the state’s bail laws that have been used as a cudgel against Democrats. (H/T – Kitty Myers)
New York City is a lawless war zone, and this jackass wants to close six prisons? I guess if you have six less prisons, you can have many more thugs on the street.