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NCNow Survey: Majority oppose wage increase for inmates
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 12:17 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has voiced support for raising wages for state prisoners to $3 per hour. Wages currently range between 10 cents and $1.14 per hour for work that can include cleaning to manufacturing goods. Four states have a $3-an-hour inmate wage floor. A majority, 81% of respondents, opposed increasing wages for inmates. To view comments or to take this week’s survey, click here.