Should Prisons be closed to save money during the Economic crisis?


With a crushing budget crunch engulfing America, one way local governments are trying to save money is by closing prisons or stopping the building of new prisons. In New York State, Commissioner Fischer decided to close four prison camps, in Appleton, WI officials are floating a proposal to transfer inmates to Minnesota, and in Oklahoma the DOC chief Laura Pitman is trying to close a women’s prison. Should this be the new strategy?

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