The veritable mountain of tire casings, equivalent to more than one million passenger car tires, is the end result of a plan to bring in tires from throughout the state to be shredded and recycled through a prison industries program. But the program has never turned a profit and has been mired in charges of corruption, inept management and broken down equipment. It now appears that the failed program will cost the DOC one heap of money for disposal of the gigantic environmental and fire hazard.
Source: Corrections Digest
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