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Articles by C.C. Simmons

The American Correctional Association  A Fraud on Texas Taxpayers

The American Correctional Association A Fraud on Texas Taxpayers


by C. C. Simmons

In June, 2002, the Texas state prison system was finally released from 29 years of federal court oversight. The longest running civil rights class-action lawsuit in the history of the United States came to an end when ...

CSC: More Misery and Misfortune

Page 1 of the August 2002 issue of Prison Legal News carried a story about Correctional Services Corporation (CSC), the scandal-ridden private prison outfit beset with self-inflicted troubles. Since that story appeared, CSC's troubles have multiplied. Consider the following:

Ø In August 2002, a Texas court convicted a CSC ...

Texas Syndicate Gang Members Busted - Again

by C. C. Simmons

Deep in the bowels of the 4,000-man H. H. Coffield State Prison in east Texas, a young prisoner is locked in a telephone-booth-size holding cage. He screams obscenities at everyone. In the next corridor, a squad of guards attired in helmets, gas masks, and padded ...