DAKOTANS BRAINSTORM ABOUT PRISON CRUNCH

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http://www.argusleader.com/news/Wednesdayarticle3.shtml A job, a house and alcohol treatment would help many criminals straighten out their lives, and government needs to help provide those things, some members of a South Dakota group seeking ways to ease prison crowding say. One subcommittee of the study group went so far as to briefly consider a temporary increase in the state sales tax. "A penny for the pen," Circuit Judge Max Gors of Pierre called it. The tax increase was one of dozens of ideas tossed out . . .

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