Prisons and Privatization

Source: WCPN, The Sound of Ideas, March 28, 2011

To balance the budget, Governor Kasich has proposed leasing or selling some state-run entities to private enterprise. The state gets cash up-front, but gives up assets. Beyond the quick cash, does privatization benefit the state? We’ll talk Monday about plans to sell off five prisons and to privatize Ohio’s liquor distribution system. And we’ll ask whether Ohio should consider leasing the turnpike or selling off the lottery
Plan for prisons: ODRC talks concerns, statistics on privatizing facilities
Source: John Jarvis, Marion Star, March 27, 2011
Corrections employees ask questions at town hall meeting
Source: Jessica Cuffman, Marion Star, March 27, 2011
Ohio’s new prisons chief pushes reforms
Source: Alan Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch, April 20, 2011
ACLU blasts Kasich prison sale plan
Source: Cindy Leise, Chronicle Telegram, June 23rd, 2011
Kasich Tries to Avoid Arizona’s Mistakes in Ohio Prison Selloff
Source: Mark Niquette, Bloomberg, June 29, 2011
3 to bid on five of state’s prisons
Source: Alan Johnson, Columbus Dispatch, Saturday, July 2, 2011

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