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My Turn: Prison expansion needed, but private options need scrutiny

...with a preselected sole-source contractor funneling money out of this state, pretending to be a typical private prison contractor. Make no mistake about it, we need to expand our prison system. Our prison system currently is at more than 100...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021204/opi_myturn1.shtml
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Prison costs more than the Baranof - why?

...forced the public sector to re-examine how it conducts business." Arizona's auditor general found that private prison contractors "met or exceeded department operational standards at a cost averaging about 12 percent less than state-operated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012202/opE_prison.shtml
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Using drug war resources

...Fighting against these basic, common-sense changes are entrenched special interests, including defense and prison contractors and prison guards unions. A broad coalition of Democrats and Republicans got us into the drug-war morass. It...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112508/opi_359630873.shtml
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