Posted 8 months ago on March 23, 2013, 7:01 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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+ Concord - The New Hampshire House passed a motion today (March 22) that will prevent the privatizing of the state prison system. Earlier, the Department of Corrections had sought proposals from private contractors to run the system. The New Hampshire Department of Corrections had put out a request for proposals that could have resulted in the contracting out of the entire state system at least for male prisoners. Four companies responded. The proposals would see a private contractor run the system for 20 years. Among the private contractors submitting plans were Corrections Corporation of America based in Tennessee and the GEO Group based in Florida. The combined revenues of the two companies surpasses $3 billion. New Hampshire would be the first state to privatize its entire system for male inmates. Florida recently tried to expand its private system but it was voted down in their Senate earlier this year.