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Old 06-29-2009, 10:01 AM
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Default California Focus: Tough on crime, tough on budget

Blame-game targets for the state's financial crisis abound. Voters and taxpayers want services, but demonstrate indifference to cost. Consider the prison industry. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is a behemoth that consumes over $10 billion each year – an annual per-inmate cost of $49,000.

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