We have published posts regurlarly on this blog regarding the problems that face privately run county jails that contract with other states. Bob wrote earlier this year that early termination for private jail contracts resulted in counties holding debt they could no longer handle. Not good policy in midst of a deep recession.
Dutton's legislation is certainly timely. We will keep you posted as the bill advances through the 81st legislature.
- Removal of Idaho Prisoners from GEO Jail Threatens County's Finances
- Idaho Cancels Contract with GEO's Bill Clayton Prison
- Another Idaho Inmate Commits Suicide in a GEO Group Texas Prison
- AP on Idaho Inmates in Texas Private Prisons
Idaho Inmate Died After More Than a Year in GEO's Solitary Confinement
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