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How does the State Corrections Department deal with budget cuts. Furloughs for guards might mean furloughs for prisoners as well. Not so far but there is a running battle between the department and the governor who want to close the state prison in Carson City and the Attorney General and Secretary of State who insist that it should stay open. And the recent lockdown at Clark County Prison has the guards association complaining that the state's prisons are dangerously understaffed. We talk with the Director of the Corrections Department Howard Skolnik about how the prisons are operating with a shrinking budget.

Howard Skolnik, Director Nevada Department of Corrections

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