From CAIVN.org today:
1. Public Safety and Prison Reform
CAIVN: California’s prison costs are growing dramatically. What policies and reforms did you push for as Governor of New Mexico, and how would you advise California’s government to contain costs while keeping its residents safe?
Gary Johnson: Well, in the case of prisons in New Mexico, I privatized half of the prison system, which was really an apples to apples comparison when it came to goods and services. But, private prisons were roughly two-thirds the cost of public prisons.