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Tue Sep 7, 2021, 08:32 PM

ACLU, public defenders urge White House to shut down violent private corrections facility in Kansas

The group detailed ‘stabbings, suicides and even homicide’ at the CoreCivic facility in Leavenworth.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The violence and neglect suffered by inmates at a pre-trial detention facility in Leavenworth has become so severe the facility should be shut down, a group of civil rights leaders and public defenders wrote in a letter to officials in Kansas and Washington, D.C.

The letter, dated Thursday, said leaders at CoreCivic Leavenworth have shown “deliberate indifference to the constitutional rights of the incarcerated.”

“CoreCivic Leavenworth is dangerously understaffed, poorly managed and incapable of safely housing its detainee population,” the letter says. “Stabbings, suicides and even homicide have occurred with alarming frequency in the last year with weapons, drugs and other contraband now a common occurrence.”

The group — which includes ACLU chapters and public defender offices in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa — also wrote that inmates’ “basic human needs are not being met.” Food, medical care and showers are limited, and contact with legal counsel and family members has been denied.

Read more: https://kansasreflector.com/2021/09/03/aclu-public-defenders-urge-white-house-to-shut-down-violent-private-corrections-facility-in-kansas/

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Tue Sep 7, 2021, 09:01 PM

1. From their website. Appears their Investors are making some money on the NYSE

INVESTOR RELATIONS has a whole page to look at. WOW They are slick & 'professional'!!
Wonder which politicians hold investments in CoreCivic.

Just looking at their site, one would think CC is held to some high standards.
I mean, they sure do promote themselves as totally the opposite of the ACLU report.
From the drop-down MENU:

What We Do, What We Don't Do
Our Mission
CoreCivic is committed to providing high quality, compassionate treatment to all those in our care.

We operate safe, secure facilities that provide high quality services and effective reentry programs that enhance public safety.

Under CoreCivic Safety we operate safe facilities that provide education and effective reentry programming to help individuals make positive changes so they can return to the community successfully.

Btw, wasn't CoreCivic one of the Trump immigration detention facilities that was cited for gross mismanagement?
Seems I recall that Company name from Steven Miller's horror show.

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