Friday, April 9, 2010

UPW Lobbies at Capitol

Members of the United Public Workers meet with Mark regarding their concerns for the proposed closure of a module at Halawa Correctional Facility. The Senate version of the budget would cut $7 million from the Halawa Correctional facility and force 240 prisoners into mainland facilities.

As a member of the House Public Safety Committee, I have supported efforts to bring our prisoners home and to stop sending millions of dollars out of state where it is not supporting or growing our local economy. While there is a short-term cost savings of about $30 a day per prisoner, I believe that this is money that is being removed from our economy and will result in long term negative impact on our state.

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