Prison Privatization Proposal Seems Doomed in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. — A long-discussed proposal to privatize prisons in New Hampshire appears to be on its last legs due to changes in the state’s political landscape after November’s election. The state issued a request for proposals asking companies to submit plans to build and operate a correctional facility for men, a structure for women or deliver a design that could hold both men and women on one campus. Four companies responded with proposals, although none of the bids were for a stand-alone women facility.

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