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Marksville Representative Robert Johnson Argues Against Avoyelles Prison Privatization

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 5:14pm

Don't privatize Avoyelles Parish Prison was the message Representative Robert Johnson of Marksville had for the Appropriations Committee today.

 The Governor's Office says the move would save Louisiana 200 million dollars over the next twenty years.

Johnson believes the move would endanger Louisiana citizens.

"The economic impact of a decision to sell a prison in Avoyelles Parish will be tremendous, but it certainly goes beyond that economic impact and it goes to public safety as well"

Right now Louisiana is more than 900 million dollars in the red.

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