Letter: Prison rape

June 27, 2014 

Regarding the May 24 news story "Idaho rejects prison rape law," Gov. Otter states "it would cost the state millions of dollars to meet some of the standards and he believed the cost would have little ultimate benefit." The Prison Rape Elimination Act was signed by George W. Bush in 2003. A lot of money, research and time has gone into implementing the law. I'm wondering how in the world it could cost "millions of dollars" to meet the standards. Could we have a breakdown of costs from the governor's office?


Idaho Statesman is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service