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Videos Show the Dark Side of Shadow Mountain Youth Psych Facility by Rosalind Adams by Rosalind Adams, BuzzFeed TULSA, Oklahoma — By the time police arrived at the psychiatric hospital, one of the adolescent units was out of control. The new manager had been attacked, a handful of its teenage patients ...
Article • April 5, 2017
New York Charges “Sober Houses” Operators with Criminal Enterprising by Dave Maass by Dave Maass New York’s Attorney General charged six people for allegedly operating a crime ring as “sober home” providers.  The homes were widely used by the state’s parole commission even as it suspected legal improprieties were ongoing. ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Rikers Island Guard Trainers Lose Lawsuit for Failure to Repay Loan by The New York Post reported on September 1, 2016 that Joseph L. Garcia and Vicki Shunkwiler Garcia, a husband and wife team whose company received a $1.2 million no-bid contract to provide special ops training to Rikers Island ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Contractor Misconduct
Red Light Traffic Camera CEO Sentenced for Corruption in Ohio and Illinois by The former CEO of Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc. was sentenced on October 19, 2016 to 14 months in federal prison for a bribes-for-contracts scheme in Ohio. Karen Finley, who was ousted from her position with the company ...
Riot at Private Prison in Arizona Prompts Review, Reforms and Change in Contractor by Derek Gilna In July 2015, the privately-run Arizona State Prison Complex at Kingman (ASP Kingman) was rocked by a protracted riot in which 16 people – both guards and prisoners – suffered injuries. Following the disturbance, ...
New York Counties, Corizon Reach $1.85 Million Settlement in Detainee’s Death by Two New York counties agreed to pay $1.85 million to settle a lawsuit over the July 2011 death of detainee Irene Bamenga while she was under the care of private medical contractor Corizon Health. Bamenga, a French citizen, ...
Some Lawsuits Resolved Against New Mexico Prison Doctor, Others Still Pending by Christopher Zoukis Since 2013, former New Mexico prison doctor Mark E. Walden, nicknamed “Dr. Fingers,” has faced allegations that he sexually abused a number of state prisoners. As a result of the alleged sexual assaults, he has been ...
PLN Exclusive! Wisconsin DOC Audit Reveals Contract Violations by Community Corrections Provider by Derek Gilna Genesis Behavioral Services, a private company, contracts with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide community corrections services to male offenders at a facility in Kenosha – including certified substance abuse, mental health, domestic ...
Michigan DOC Audit Reveals $3.4 Million in Overcharges by Aramark; Problems Persist Under New Contractor by Derek Gilna Problems for Aramark and its prison food service operations continue to mount. Shortly after being taken to task and fined by at least two state corrections departments due to substandard food quality, ...
$175,000 in Damages, Attorney Fees Against Sentinel Offender Services by A Georgia state jury awarded $50,000 to a woman for false arrest and imprisonment by Sentinel Offender Services, a private probation company. The award was the outcome in the first trial of more than a dozen lawsuits filed against the ...
Article • February 8, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Hawaii: Prison Subcontractor under Scrutiny by Louis Berger, a New Jersey-based engineering firm, was tapped as a subcontractor for the construction of a prison to replace the dilapidated Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC), despite having a checkered history of legal troubles and accusations of fraud and corrupt practices. The improprieties ...
Prisoner Deaths, Labor Conflicts Precipitate Loss of CA County Corizon Contract by Derek Gilna In August 2016, the Alameda County, California Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to end its ties with Corizon Health, Inc., and awarded a contract for county jail medical services to California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG). The ...
Article • January 27, 2017
PLN Exclusive! Wisconsin DOC Audit Reveals Contract Violations by Community Corrections Provider by Derek Gilna PLN Exclusive! Wisconsin DOC Audit Reveals Contract Violations by Community Corrections Provider by Derek Gilna Genesis Behavioral Services, a private company, contracts with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide community corrections services to ...
Publication • January 26, 2017
Wisconsin DOC audit of Genesis Behavioral Services Options House Jan 2017 Page 1 1 Mailing Address Scott Walker Governor Jon Litscher Secretary State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections Purchasing Services Section Division of Management Services 3099 East Washington Avenue Post Office Box 7991 Madison, WI 53707-7991 Telephone (608) 240-5571 Facsimile ...
Advanced Correctional Healthcare’s Brutal Brand of Jailhouse Medicine by Timothy Strayer in his hospital bed in Dearborn County ICU after spending just one month behind bars at the county jail. by Brian Sonenstein, Shadowproof Timothy Strayer was approaching 70 years of age and suffering from multiple chronic illnesses in the ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
Michigan: Contract for Prisoner Legal Writer Program Results in Controversy by A contract between the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) and a law firm hired to train and oversee prisoner legal writers drew controversy last year before it was rebid. The “legal writer” program was created pursuant to a 1996 ...
Deaths Due to Neglect in U.S. Jails Reflect Nation’s Values by David Reutter While brutality and murders committed by police officers – particularly against unarmed black men – have gained increased public attention over the past few years, the deaths of people in jail due to the negligence or deliberate ...
Securus Phone Rates Spark Uprising at Alaska Prison by Joe Watson A riot at an Alaska prison “kind of blew up” because, according to prisoners, the phone service provided by Securus was shoddy and the company charged unreasonable rates. Sparked by a widespread disconnection of phone calls one Monday night ...
Georgia’s Supreme Court Rules on Private Probation Services by The Georgia Supreme Court held on March 25, 2016 that common law allows for tolling of privately-supervised misdemeanor probation sentences, and that such common law was not abrogated when lawmakers passed the State-Wide Probation Act. The case was before the state ...
PLN Goes Undercover to Bust CCA Employees’ Misuse of Prisoner Labor by When PLN managing editor Alex Friedmann received a letter from a prisoner at the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility in Nashville, Tennessee, a jail operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA, which recently changed its name to CoreCivic), he ...
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