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CA: Prison system money request draws criticism
Mercury News ^ | 5/22/03 | Mark Gladstone

Posted on 05/22/2003 8:44:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Edited on 04/13/2004 3:31:15 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SACRAMENTO --California's prison system is asking for another $69 million because of overspending on its budget, fueled in part by rising overtime costs. Critics, however, consider the request another example of the Department of Corrections' failure to control runaway costs -- even as the state faces a record budget deficit that could spur tax increases and cuts to programs that serve the most needy.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: drawscriticism; moneyrequest; prisonsystem
PSST! Hey, Gub? Can you spare 69 million?

The Heimrich maneuver - It happens every year. :-\

1 posted on 05/22/2003 8:44:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Would privatization of the correction system be an answer? Of course if they deported all the illegal prisoners and eliminated the 30% pay raises to the prison guards that might balance their budget. Ya think?
2 posted on 05/22/2003 9:41:25 AM PDT by kellynla ("C" 1/5 1st Mar Div VIet Nam '69 & '70 Semper Fi)
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