N.C. state budget restores inmate wor...

N.C. state budget restores inmate work program; saves tax dollars

There are 5 comments on the Mountain Xpress story from Jul 19, 2010, titled N.C. state budget restores inmate work program; saves tax dollars. In it, Mountain Xpress reports that:

Joe Sam Queen. On Aug. 31, 2009, the N.C. Department of Correction's Community Works Projects was eliminated in McDowell and other counties across the state.

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Since: Apr 10

Marion, NC

#1 Jul 20, 2010
I know for a fact that our state senator fought hard to get these programs restored.Thank you senator Queen for keeping a promise you made to us last year. I hope everyone will show up at Senator Queens free fish fry and square dance event on Tuesday September 28th at Tom Johnson's camping center.
downtown outbound

United States

#2 Jul 20, 2010
I applaud anyone using common sense in government today. If Queen did do this, I will consider voting for him for the first time ever. Provide the information please.
McDowell Taxpayer

Lincolnton, NC

#3 Jul 20, 2010
He has my vote. Now, if he could do something similar with those receiving welfare, and other social services and not working.
Not there any more

Greer, SC

#4 Jul 20, 2010
He does a lot more than the "other" local "representative" of this area. Right Mitch?

Since: Apr 10

Marion, NC

#5 Jul 20, 2010
I personally contacted Senator Queen last year after these programs were cut with my concerns and he assured me that he would do his best to restore them this year. He gave me his cell phone number and told me to call him anytime I have any questions. I made several calls to Senator Queen during this years budget process and he always answered or returned my call. He was a chairman over a committee in the Senate and he made the motion and got the support to restore funding to the prison work programs.

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