Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to reduce the visitation schedule at New York’s 17 maximum security correctional facilities has been rejected by the state Legislature.
The one-house budget resolutions released by the Assembly Democrats and state Senate Republicans includes provisions to restore the proposed cut, which the Cuomo administration said would save the state $2.6 million.
The plan would reduce visitation at Auburn Correctional Facility and other maximum security prisons from 7 days a week to three. The policy would be similar to medium security facilities, which allow visitors on weekends and holidays.
Assemblyman Gary Finch confirmed in a phone interview Wednesday that the state Assembly’s one-house budget includes the restoration of the visitation policy.