Dems Want State to Run Prison

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0  Updated at 8:42 am, October 16th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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( BOISE , ID ) – Idaho Democrats are pushing for state control of the Idaho Correctional Center south of Boise.  Democratic leaders say they’re enthusiastic about getting potentially bipartisan support for a plan to go with a government-run prison, rather than using a private contractor. Over the past decade, the prison has been managed by the Tennessee-based Corrections Corporation of America , which is now withdrawing from next year’s bid amid a mountain of controversy regarding staff behavior and fraud.