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  •  200 Million (8+ / 0-)

    May be a lot for the state but not near enough for the Private Prison owners. Maybe CA has less? I don't know, but I do know that once Prisons were privatized with some of these companies financed by Wall Street and the ludicrous IPO process, any hope of  reduction of prison populations by calling a retreat on the Drug Wars and other stupid laws that  are arbitrarily and capriciously enforced  is about the same as reduction or elimination of the "Forever War"(s) .

    On the other hand, I'd be willing to pitch in on say a reduced budget for the care and feeding of Wall Street Criminals as long as they are assigned to the most overcrowded facilities. They'd want special treatment. I say YES! 6 Feet by 8 Feet , three to a room. One hour for exercise with a continuous stream of images of 55,000 square feet houses that cost 75 Million to build, Ocean side view of course.

    Privatize = Paying more for Govt Functions assigned to groups of cronies to play capitalist with no risk and Guaranteed profits.  Assigning a profit goal to a non-profit function no matter how distasteful guarantees functions will continue long past expiration dates.

    Private = At Risk People putting it all on the line to fulfill needs and wants through innovation and creative financing . (This of course would not include select members of Wall Street) .


    •  I don't think CA has private prisons. (7+ / 0-)

      Although some prisoners may be or had been shipped out of state and IIRC some had been shipped to private facilities.

      •  they are farmed out (4+ / 0-)
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        Currently, some 9,500 state inmates are serving sentences in prisons in Arizona, Mississippi and Oklahoma operated by the Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America. As part of a strategic plan announced in April, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will transfer those inmates back to California facilities by 2016.

        The return of the first group, 600 inmates housed in Arizona, will begin “immediately,” said Corrections Secretary Matthew Cate. Another 4,000 prisoners will return to California in 2014.

        Steve Owen, spokesman for the Corrections Corporation, confirmed the company agreed to modify its contract to lower the total number of California inmates housed in out-of-state facilities from 9,588 to 9,038 for this year. The contract guarantees 90 percent occupancy.

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        by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 01:33:58 PM PST

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