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Showdown Looms Over Private Prisons

Howard Goodman: The state Senate appears ready for battle over a GOP plan to turn over a lot more of the state's prisons to private companies.
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Closures Only Part of Needed Prison Reform

Ralph De La Cruz: The recently announced closure of 11 state prisons due to declines in crime are painful though necessary. But for further closures and reductions, other reforms proposed by state leaders a year ago are needed.