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In the wake of news that private prison corporations are spending millions of dollars lobbying for tougher immigration laws comes a study saying that privatizing prisons does not save taxpayers any money and may increase costs in some cases.
Senate Bill 176, sponsored by Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, underwent a significant transformation when it was amended due to concerns from the Colorado Department of Corrections that the bill might interfere with changes already planned.