Thursday, November 29, 2007

CO Needs a Half Billion for More Prisons

So says their DOC chief. CO also needs its sentencing commission to do serious work quickly now to address what’s driving those costs, and it also needs dedicated staff solely committed to supporting that commission’s work, not reliance on one (or a half) director and the state Statistical Analysis Center, which will only see its other nationally known work get truncated by the state’s refusal to pony up the dollars for a real commission staff. “Penny-wise and pound-foolish” wasn’t just something that sprang out of nowhere.

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