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Pennsylvania County Considers Jail Privatization

Beaver County located just outside of Pittsburg is considering a proposal to privatize its jail. A bid from a private provider would save the County $1.6 million a year - in response the public employee guards are offering up contract concessions up to $400,000 a year to keep their job.

No decision has been made but on its face it seems as if privatization is the better deal - especially in the long run once pension and retirement costs are calculated.

See Reason's corrections privatization research here.

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