Privatizing prisons: A shortsighted fix, a long-term nightmare
Special to the Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 11.10.2009
I read with dismay the article regarding the Arizona Legislature's initiative to privatize the state's prison system.
I understand that the state has a horrendous fiscal problem, one that has been exacerbated by the legislators and the governor's failing to reach agreement on increasing revenues and decreasing expenditures (the only options for regaining sound financial footing). But this shortsighted and wrongheaded attempt to save money needs to come to a screeching halt. The approach would lead to more spending in the long term, and taxpayers, be assured, the costs would be yours....
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Let's get more letters to the editors in....
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