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  •  Thanks for the insight. And yes, the extent (3+ / 0-)
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    of the corruption is immense and hard to believe.

    The only saving grace is that because of the pressure from business owners, unions and unemployed workers, the legislature is under pressure to do the right thing due to the close scrutiny of everyone concerned.

    Traveling back out there this coming week to attend the Board of Prison Commissioner's meeting chaired by the Governor to make a presentation to them on this topic.

    Hopefully between the Governor's genuine concern for the unemployed and already stated opposition to this program, we will prevail and can check Nevada off the list and move on to Arizona, Indiana and elsewhere and take the battle to them.

    "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled" http://piecp-violations.com/

    by Bob Sloan on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 06:55:30 PM PDT

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    •  corruption there is equal or may even (1+ / 0-)
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      surpass Chicago.

      I have lived in both places. Corruption is so accepted - the order of the day in business in both places and no one blinks an eye.

      I hope you prevail, Bob.

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

      by allenjo on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 07:33:15 PM PDT

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      •  You are so correct and your observation of (2+ / 0-)
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        the corruption accurate.

        These programs have been ongoing for years now and has gotten to the point that it's difficult for the players to continue to hide prison industries, the huge profits made and gross exploitation of nearly 1 million prisoners - most serving time for non-violent drug offenses.

        I also hope to prevail...at least we now have the ear and support of the Governor, AG and Sec. of State...and the Unions, afscme, aflcio and iron worker's unions all showed up in support of our opposition.  All these factors have been missing in previous battles.

        "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled" http://piecp-violations.com/

        by Bob Sloan on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 08:02:30 PM PDT

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        •  when I lived there, the father of my son's (0+ / 0-)

          best friend was the AG. The court system stinks so badly, that a well connected person was convicted of murder - by a jury of his peers- and an on the take judge set aside by the verdict and the guy went free.

          But I have been gone for many years, perhaps it is not so bad there now, tho I would not bet on that!

          "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

          by allenjo on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 08:14:09 PM PDT

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