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  • reverse_indicator reverse_indicator Oct 27, 1999 11:29 AM Flag

    Of course govt run prisons never have

    escapes. I guess that is what your trying to say R7UALJ. Prisoners try to escape no matter who is paying the guard's salary.

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      • major?

        Duke University has been regarded
        as one of the nation's finest institutions of higher
        education for quite awhile. While the General didn't take
        the time to look at U.S. News & World Report's annual
        rankings of the Best Colleges in America in this year's
        survey, last year's survey (in the 8/31/98 issue)
        indicates (Page 84) that Duke tied for 6th place with the
        likes of U. of Pennsylvania and Cal Tech. Only Harvard,
        Princeton, Yale, MIT, Stanford, and Cornell were ranked
        ahead of Duke among National Universities. Impressive
        company.

        Now we see that one of the editors of the
        university's newspaper (The Chronical) writes, in an editorial
        piece,

        << prisoners should not be simply
        biding there time,>>.

        Well, holy jumpin'
        geehossifat. Here the General thought Duke had a
        scholastically sharp student body (perhaps, with the exception
        of those "tech" majors who, "six munths ago coont
        spel injunear") and now THIS.

        The General
        wouldn't be so critical and condemning of the entire Duke
        University faculty and administration if one of THEIR
        students hadn't committed this foul deed.

        Wait a
        minute. Is there an echo in here?

      • Your research continues to fascinate me. We can
        count on you to share with us any negative article
        regarding CCA/PZN or privatization. Of course, we can find
        it from other sources, too, such as the AFSCME site
        or CUSA.

        The North Carolina piece was
        particularly interesting. The writer seems totally out of
        touch with the corrections climate. Rightly or wrongly,
        the pendulum has swung away from rehabilitation to
        warehousing. Society has said get the criminals off the
        streets, lock 'em up, take away their privileges and don't
        parole 'em. Hence, privatization, as there weren't and
        aren't enough beds to hold everyone that "we" want to
        lock up.

        The states get what they pay for, and
        they know what they pay for. If CCA's management is
        deficient, the answer is simple - don't renew their
        contract. Contract renewal is the most powerful incentive
        to a private company, and I trust CCA is
        responsive.

        What you, and other critics, keep forgetting is that
        the private facilities are typically new, with new
        staff. I doubt if their start-up experiences are any
        worse than newly opened public facilities.

 
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