A state judge on Friday declared unconstitutional the Legislature's decision to privatize 30 prisons in 18 counties, saying the action violated existing state laws.
Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford's decision -- which is likely to be appealed by the state -- brings to a halt, for now, a massive outsourcing venture and is a victory for the Police Benevolent Association, which filed suit to stop the privatization and save thousands of its members' jobs.
Read the developing story here.
Here's a copy of her decision: Download Pba.v.doc.fulford.
-- Steve Bousquet