Arkansas: Corrections Tension
- Arizona Caught Between Budget Crunch and Overflowing Jails. Williamson, Richard // Bond Buyer;9/4/2002, Vol. 341 Issue 31461, p3
Reports the budget crisis and overflowing jails in Arizona. Plans of state officials to relocate inmates at the Maricopa County jail; Conditions related to the relocation of inmates; Scarcity of prison staff in the state.
- Oklahoma Finds Money for Jailers, But Not for Teachers, Other Agencies. Williamson, Richard // Bond Buyer;11/20/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31517, p7
Reports that Oklahoma legislators resolved a prison staffing crisis with a multi-million dollar appropriation from the state's rainy-day fund in a special session of the state's legislature as of November 18, 2002. Factor contributing to the need for the appropriation; Impact of the...
- SAVE EX-INMATE PROGRAMS. // Tennessee Tribune;2/17/2011, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p4
The article presents the author's call concerning the planned budget cuts to ex-offender re-entry programs that are intended to help those who are at risk for returning to prison in the U.S., citing the report by the Institute for Research on Poverty on using job placement programs to cut the...
- Big-Time Prison Crunch. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;1/10/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32295, p27
The article focuses on the shortage of beds in Colorado's prisons. The Department of Corrections of Colorado does not have enough prison beds for inmates of maximum-security prisons. By the end of 2006, the Department will not be able to take in any new prisoners. The state has made major budget...
- It's time for critics of Gibbons to put up or shut up. Muth, Chuck // Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);2/2/2009, Vol. 26 Issue 5, pP27
The article suggests that critics of the Nevada state budget offer alternatives to the budget rather than just filibustering. It reacts to the complaints made by government employees over the 6% wage cut and the objections made by Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford on the plan to shut down...
- Arizona Special Session on Prison Funding Will Likely Be Contentious. Williamson, Richard // Bond Buyer;10/21/2003, Vol. 346 Issue 31744, p28
Reports on the opening of a special session on prison funding by the state legislature in the U.S. Coverage of the session; Total population of the prisoners; Problems encountered in the prison.
- ADVOCACY GROUPS URGE CONGRESS TO REDUCE U. S. PRISON POPULATION SPENDING. // Corrections Forum;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p6
The article cites the opposition of civil rights, legal and religious organization to the U.S. proposal to increase the budget for U.S. Bureau of Prisons, asking the agency instead to maximize cost savings and sentence reduction opportunities.
- Eve: Gov. plans to spend $3B on five more prisons. Browne, J. Zamgba // New York Amsterdam News;02/22/97, Vol. 88 Issue 8, p1
Focuses on New York's Deputy Assembly Speaker Arthur O. Eve's criticism of Governor George Pataki's proposed budget, to build five additional prisons with double bunking valued at three billion dollars. Number of prisoners the prisons would facilitate; How long it would take taxpayers to pay...
- Delay's Prison Plans. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;6/27/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32411, p31
The article reports on the plan of Gunner DeLay, the Republican candidate for Arkansas attorney-general, to use part of the state's projected $ 368 million budget surplus to expand prison capacity. Worthy to note, DeLay is the cousin of former U.S. Representative Tom DeLay. He believes that...