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MCNEIL: Absurd to spend more to keep SCC on island

Letter by J.L. Hart, Tacoma on Feb. 14, 2011 at 11:15 am | 2 Comments »
February 14, 2011 11:54 am

While I am very pleased that our state is closing down the correction center on McNeil Island (TNT, 2-13), I am shocked that it is spending more money to keep the Special Commitment Center open.

It will cost the SCC $5.6 million more to offset the contribution the inmates provided? Absurd.

Of course it will cost money to send the 286 SCC people to a land facility, but in the end it will save more money to shut down the entire island. It’s time that our state looked at total costs and stopped the half-minded decisions.

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