CBS radio in NYC reports that the Conn. DOT will increase the number of low-security inmates working on road jobs from 80 to over 100. This leads to an 85%-plus savings in salary, and obviously, inmates are not eligible for pensions, etc., that burden the State for generations. (Story here: http://www.wcbs880.com/Connecticut-to-Use-More-Inmate-Labor/4990578 )
Thanks, Gov. Rell, for extending a common-sense practice that saves money on all sides — reducing the number of prison inmates saves millions, in addition to the salary/benefit savings for State DOT workers.
The unions will hate this, but I think it is jam.