Privatization would ship prisoners out

Source: Karen Langley, Concord Monitor, May 4, 2011

The Concord state prison would lose as many as 600 inmates to private facilities under a cost-cutting proposal headed for a vote today in the state Senate. The legislation requires the Department of Corrections to contract with private correctional facilities to house the inmates and counts on it doing so at a savings: The same amendment would cut $10.5 million from the department’s budget over the next two years.

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