'Detention center' not a 'prison,' of...

'Detention center' not a 'prison,' officials say

There are 6 comments on the www.pahrumpvalleytimes.com story from Sep 26, 2008, titled 'Detention center' not a 'prison,' officials say. In it, www.pahrumpvalleytimes.com reports that:

A rose by any other name is still a rose

MARK WAITE / PVT Lucy Ivins, chief executive officer of the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce, testifies at left in support of the proposed federal detention center, while Bill Verbeck, director of the Pahrump ...

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B Beatty

Hemet, CA

#1 Oct 1, 2008
You want to bring jobs and a brighter future to Pahrump...how about a Regional medical center. Better medical facilities are very much needed in Pahrump. A facility of this nature would bring needed jobs and a brighter future for our graduates than having them work in a "detention" center. A "detention" center is bad news and bad for Pahrump. I have not heard any mention yet about the kinds of people that will be coming to Pahrump to "visit" someone in the "detention facility. Do we need fellow gang members and other criminals flooding into our community? I don't think so. Think long and hard about this, because it will be a decision we and future generations will have to live with.

“Who Is John Galt?”

Since: Dec 07

Pahrump, NV

#2 Nov 25, 2008
....My thought exactly. I think you'll find many more medical services will expand into Pahrump now that we have the hospital. I just read a news article about Lola Avenue being finished to the north so that you can reach the hospital without having to go around a couple of LONG BLOCKS.

The ONLY positive thing I can see about that darned Detention Center being built here is the tax revenues received. Unfortunately, I think our economy will be getting bad enough that the 1-million dollars CCA will be paying in taxes will be MUCH NEEDED by Nye County before too long.

Other then THAT though, I don't like the idea of that place being built here - I think the County Commissioners are already "bought and paid for" in approving it though.(I mean that only "figuratively" of course)
time 4real change

Grand Blanc, MI

#3 Aug 20, 2009
Hey, if I can have an opportunity working at the Dentention, I'm all for it. But if they turn their backs on Pahrumpians, then they have a huge problem.

United States

#4 Aug 23, 2009
Isn't Gitmo a 'Detention Center'?
Detention Center or Prison it's still Bad for Pahrump.

Stockton, CA

#5 Aug 24, 2009
It's pretty sad that our country's biggest industry is now law enforcement, prisons and the exporting wars and military equipment. Remember when we actually made things like appliances, computers and phones. I bet all the good paying jobs for that prison will be filled by out of staters. The bright side though is some of our politicians won't have to serve time far from home. LOL

Erie, PA

#6 Jun 12, 2010
i agree with Joe, Pahrump is getting big enough, you need a prison there anyway. a job is a job! if it brings employment, that is a good thing. you need to seize every opportunity, these days. there is no perfect world, make the best of it.

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