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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:03 AM

For Profit Prison Partners With Gangs To Save Money On Guards

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Reply For Profit Prison Partners With Gangs To Save Money On Guards (Original post)
matthewf Dec 2012 OP
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Response to matthewf (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:54 AM

1. I don't know this guy but he speaks for me on this one. Here's the article of which he speaks:

Private Prison Company Allegedly Partnered With Violent Gangs To Save Money
By Adam Peck on Nov 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

A new lawsuit brought by eight inmates of the Idaho Correctional Center alleges that the company is cutting back on personnel costs by partnering with violent prison gangs to help control the facility. Court documents and an investigative report issued by the state’s Department of Corrections show how guards routinely looked the other way when gang members violated basic facility rules, negotiated with gang leaders on the cell placement of new inmates, and in one instance may have even helped one group of inmates plan a violent attack on members of a rival gang.

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“The complaint alleges that CCA fosters and develops criminal gangs,” attorney Wyatt Johnson, who along with T.J. Angstman represents the inmates, said in a statement. “Ideally, the lawsuit should force this to come to an end.”

The CCA has operated the prison in partnership with the Idaho corrections department since 2000, at the beginning of a boom period when the number of inmates detained in CCA’s private prisons nationwide climbed nearly 50 percent between 2000 and 2009. States have invited private prison corporations to run some of their facilities as a cost-cutting measure, even though recent studies show that private prisons ultimately cost states millions more than public ones.

Private prisons are also experiencing a boom in the number of corruption complaints being leveled against them. In Arizona, lawmakers passed several pieces of favorable legislation after receiving more than $60,000 from industry lobbyists, in Alabama a judge likened one private facility to a “debtors prison,” and in Pennsylvania a judge was sentenced to nearly three decades in prison after it was discovered he had sent hundreds of younger residents into a privately-run juvenile detention facility in exchange for millions of dollars in bribes from the owners of those detention centers.


http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/11/15/1189091/lawsuit-private-prison-company-partnered-with-violent-gangs-to-save-money/


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Response to matthewf (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:34 PM

2. Frightening how low they'll go. nt

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Response to matthewf (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:15 PM

3. Their bottom line mentality is criminal to begin with, no surprises. 'God help' anyone sent there.

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Response to matthewf (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:15 PM

4. Wow.

That's just sad.

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Response to matthewf (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:39 PM

5. CCA has a long history of gang activity...

CCA ran a unit down in Houston, Texas for several years. Not only did they have arrangements with the prison gangs, many of the guards where actual members of those gangs on the outside.

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