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March 19, 2013
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Nevada officials consider inmate labor’s effect on private sector

Gov. Brian Sandoval’s administration needs to ensure prison-labor programs do not inhibit private-sector employment, a former Nevada governor said Tuesday. Richard Bryan, who also has been a U.S. senator, told the Board of Prison Commissioners that the Silver State Industry system needs work. A first step in improving the program could be requiring consultation with private-sector interests on contracts with prison industries, Bryan said. “It ensures prisoners are paid comparable to what they would be worth in the private sector,” he said. Without such accountability, prison industries are able to underbid private contractors due to low labor costs, he added. …

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