Director says Ohio prison sale helps ...

Director says Ohio prison sale helps avoid cuts

There are 5 comments on the WKYC-TV - Financial News story from Mar 21, 2011, titled Director says Ohio prison sale helps avoid cuts. In it, WKYC-TV - Financial News reports that:

If Ohio officials do not pursue the sale of five state prisons, multiple prisons would likely have to close, inmates would be shipped out of state and thousands of employees would be laid off, the state's prison director said Monday.

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Southern Ohio

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 23, 2011
Yeah Right. Avoid Cuts??? More Kasick BS. "Ocean Front Property" next?

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#2 Mar 23, 2011
Thanks Ted Strickland and Barry Obama! 400,000 lost jobs and an 8 billion dollar deficit! Ted didn't tell us about the prisons, did he? Maybe he was going to send the prisoners to Cuba!
harvey

Columbus, OH

#3 Mar 23, 2011
Selling off justice to the highest bidder is outrageous. It is the state's (or localities')business to conduct the police, the courts, the jails, and the prisons. Farming them out to corporations takes the power of justice out of the hands of the people, where it belongs, and puts it into the greedy hands of the for-profits. They are virtually unaccountable for their actions, their only interest is the bottom line.

Another foolish mistake by Wall St. Johnny. He'd sell off the whole state if he could. It'd be better if he'd do a Sarah Palin and sell HIMSELF off after LEAVING the Governor's office.

Get lost, Johnny!
harvey

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 23, 2011
Zoe Regen wrote:
Thanks Ted Strickland and Barry Obama! 400,000 lost jobs and an 8 billion dollar deficit! Ted didn't tell us about the prisons, did he? Maybe he was going to send the prisoners to Cuba!
Idiot Zuzu spams the board again with her usual repetitive radical-Right propaganda.

'Squawk! Strickland job loss! Strickland job loss! SQUAAAWWWWKK'
Robert

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 23, 2011
Wrong answer and what was said would not happen. Converting to privately operated will only reduce wages of the correction employees and the benefits that would no longer be offered or at some reduced rate. By the same token, the operators would likely require that differential for profit as that's the only reason they would be in the business. The state will not in the long term save anything from this move and what this does is expose a broken process for this to happen. The property being sold off is likely undervalued and the proceeds received is a one time event. A realignment of the prison system is possible and that would save much more while delivering better results. It is even more distrubing that this action is being taken without an clear understanding of the responsibilities the "operators" will have. I guess we are now converting to the prison "warehousing" business and you can bet that you will see most of these individuals again given that they will be leaving in the same or worse condition than when they arrived. What a country.

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