Tuesday, January 4, 2011

And the Revolving Door Continues

The incoming governor of Ohio, John Kasich, has said repeatedly that he wants to look to further privatize the state's correctional system. This is despite the fact that a poorly-managed private prison in Youngstown became the focus of one of the biggest lawsuits ever against a private prison manager in the late 90s, which resulted in a multi-million dollar decision. Anyway, he just decided to hire a former CCA consultant, and former managing director of the company, Gary Mohr, to run the state department of corrections. This is a terrible, awful decision, and I feel sorry for Ohio's prisoners, who will soon be shipped of to abusive private facilities in large numbers, as Mr. Mohr steers contracts to his friends in the industry.

So damn frustrating.

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