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  • fullcount_1999 fullcount_1999 Jan 29, 2001 10:14 AM Flag

    Hear from 'heavy hitters' on Fed Legis.

    Noonan - this legislation (to ban privatization) has been proposed (and then killed) for many years now. The unions keep pitching it, and the legislature keeps batting it down.

    The private companies should keep an eye on this (and I'm sure they do), but I wouldn't get too concerned because this has come up for many years, and doesn't get very far.

    In the end, the reason for privatization stays the same, and should never go away.

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    • The President has indicated in the past that he would veto any such legislation. The private sector serves a role, and will be around for a long time. The unions have attempted this over and over and over.

    • I assume the Feds are not as stupid as the State of CA, I hope. The BOP has been a big supporter of private corrections and actions speak larger than words by their recent contract with CXW, etc.. As fullcount1999 says the unions get some puppet representative to try and push thru legislation, but the big question these reps fail to fill in is, "where do we move the prisoners too?". The Fed has said they will add 10,000 more beds to the privates in the coming years.

      Charlie Thomas has a web site where issues like this are discussed.

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