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Pesky Facts Meet Immovable Otter

Pulling the plug on Idaho's private prison was a bitter pill for Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter. In transferring management of the Idaho Correctional Center outside Boise to state government, the governor finally acknowledged his world view was warped. Or at least one portion of it. For years, he championed privatization. Get bloated government out of the way and any company tempered by the profit motive will deliver efficient service and taxpayer value. Otter was comfortable with Corrections Corporation of America's $29 million contract to manage ICC. He accepted $19,000 in campaign funds from CCA and another $5,000 from the GEO Group, the nation's second-largest for-profit prison firm. His former chief of staff, Jason Kreizenbeck, walked through the revolving door to hire on as one of CCA's lobbyists/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune Editorial Board. More here.

Question: Are you less likely to believe inprivatization of government functions after the Corrections Corporation of America fiasco?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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