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Posted July 12. 2013 11:42AM

St. A professor: Private prisons cheaper, less safe and competent

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“There is a systematic failure to provide the level and competency of staffing necessary to run facilities that are safe not only for the people on the inside, but the public,” said Elaine Rizzo, a criminal-justice professor at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, who studied prison privatization for a state advisory board. “It comes back to saving money.”