Gov. Cuomo included in his budget proposal a plan to dramatically cut the number of days families are allowed to visit people held in maximum security state prisons by more than half - from seven days a week to three days a week.
Visits between incarcerated people and their family benefit public safety by reducing the chance of repeat offenses. Research shows they even make prisons safer.
And reducing family visits for people who are incarcerated heartlessly punishes families and loved ones who already face far too many unfair and near insurmountable obstacles.
The state should be increasing visitation and supporting family and community ties, not cutting back. Tell state leaders you do not support this anti-family proposal.