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Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
IRS Audit Prompts New Mexico County to Convert Bonds Used for ICE Facility by Joe Watson by Joe Watson An Internal Revenue Service audit of tax-free bonds used to develop an immigrant detention facility in New Mexico was closed once the bonds were converted to taxable status. Otero County issued ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
TV Production Company has Friends in Low Places by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Lucky 8 TV is a production company that produces “Behind Bars: Rookie Year” – a reality show about first-time prison guards – and thus requires access to a prison for filming. What better way to gain ...
DOJ Audit Rips Privately-operated Federal Facility; Trump Administration Presses Forward by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In December 2016, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), a watchdog agency within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), issued an audit of the federal Bureau of Prisons’ contract with private prisoner company ...
Florida Lawmaker Visits Prisons, Audits Private Prison Contracts by David Reutter by David Reutter In prison after prison across the state, over a period of two years, Florida state Representative David Richardson found that toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, pillows, sheets, shirts and soap were often withheld from prisoners, especially those in ...
Dead Bodies and Billions in Tax Dollars by David Gambacorta by David Gambacorta, The Philadelphia Inquirer The secret, dangerous world of private prisons Something was wrong with Thomas Bryant. He couldn't eat or sleep. His body was drenched in a cold sweat, and he trembled and shook like a radiator ...
Publication • June 28, 2017
Ohio Inspector General - Report of Investigation re Aramark, 2017 State of Ohio Office of the Inspector General RANDALL J. MEYER, Inspector General Report of Investigation AGENCY: OHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION & CORRECTION FILE ID NO.: 2016-CA00020 DATE OF REPORT: JUNE 15, 2017 The Office of the Ohio Inspector General ...
Governor of the State of Delaware - Independent Review of Security Issues at the James T. Vaugn CC, 2017 Final Report: Independent Review of Security Issues at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center Requested by the Honorable John C. Carney, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware on February 14, ...
HRDC Condemns CoreCivic’s Rejection of Resolution for More Oversight by On February 15, 2017, the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), PLN’s parent organization, condemned CoreCivic, the nation’s largest for-profit prison operator – formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America – for rejecting a shareholder resolution seeking independent audits of the ...
We Wanted To Find Troubled Jails, So We Counted The Bodies by Ten jails. More than 40 deaths. What happened in one year? By Ryan J. Reilly & Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― In any given year, the vast majority of the thousands of jails in the United ...
At Virginia's Supermax Prisons, Isolation and Abuse Persist Despite Reforms by By Katie Rose Quandt and Jack Denton, Solitary Watch Red Onion State Prison, a supermax complex in the southwest corner of Virginia near the Kentucky border, has long had a reputation as one of the harshest prisons in the nation. ...
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, ...
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, ...
Article • February 8, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Arizona: Police Lieutenant Gets Special Treatment During DUI Jail Sentence by Mesa, Arizona police lieutenant Rick Van Galder apparently thought he deserved special treatment after his DUI arrest – and he got it. Van Galder was stopped by rookie officer Gonzalo Dominguez on February 12, 2016 after a concerned citizen ...
Justice Department Inspectors Find Problems with BOP Reentry Programs by Derek Gilna A report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Justice, released in August 2016, faulted the quality and effectiveness of the Release Preparation Program (RPP) provided to federal prisoners by the Bureau ...
Negative Report Foreshadows End of G4S Juvenile Operations in UK by Derek Gilna Following a damning report, a private security company lost its contract to run a juvenile detention center in the United Kingdom, then later said it intends to sell off its UK-based juvenile operations. Until May 2016, the ...
Publication • January 27, 2017
Contract Management of Private Correction Facilities - Audit Report, FL OIG, 2005 Internal Audit Report Number 2005-61 D M S Department of Management Services OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL Evaluation Report Contract Management of Private Correctional Facilities June 30, 2005 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY PURPOSE OF AUDIT This review was requested by the ...
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 ...
Michigan: Corizon Audit Finds Deficiencies, State Extends and Expands Contract Anyway by A performance audit of the Michigan Department of Corrections’ (MDOC) contract with Corizon Health for the provision of prison medical, dental and optical services uncovered a number of deficiencies. Among other issues, the Michigan Office of the Auditor ...
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