Land Bank Dispute Reportedly Settled

 

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  • The release of the sole preliminary cost-benefit analysis for a replacement prison in Montgomery County (to house Philadelphians) from 2007 has the Department of Corrections ceding that the two-prison Phoenix complex might not save all that much money after all; the Corbett administration has been criticized for its simultaneous proclivity in incarceration and austerity in public-education. The numbers, reports the City Paper, “indicate that the projected savings are based on an analysis, purportedly using data from 2007, that is superficial, unclearly sourced and woefully out of date.”
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