Can lawmakers swallow early release before prison costs swallow state budget? - Colorado Politics
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Can lawmakers swallow early release before prison costs swallow state budget?

Author: - October 30, 2009 - Updated: October 30, 2009

By Ellen Miller WESTERN SLOPE CORRESPONDENT GRAND JUNCTION — State figures show that spending on the Department of Corrections has quadrupled since 1984, eating an ever-larger share of Colorado’s general fund each year at the cost of higher education and other programs. In an effort to stop the budget bleeding, Club 20, the Independence Institute […]

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