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?

LOIS WARNER, Boise

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