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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 ...
Mississippi: Hinds County Jails in Crisis, Face Mandated Reforms by David Reutter The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a letter in May 2015 that described the findings of an investigation which concluded two jails in Hinds County, Mississippi were violating prisoners’ rights. The county has since entered into a ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
New York Prison Scrutinized, Employees Charged Following High-profile Escape by Derek Gilna The June 6, 2015 escape of two New York state prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora revealed troublesome issues that will not soon go away. While many news outlets focused on the spectacular nature of the ...
Publication • December 29, 2016
Filed under: Corrections Audits
2015 Annual Report, Denver Office of the Independent Monitor, 2016 DENVER OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT MONITOR 2015 Annual Report Nicholas E. Mitchell Independent Monitor The Office of the Independent Monitor The Office of the Independent Monitor (“OIM”) is charged with working to ensure accountability, effectiveness, and transparency in the Denver ...
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After-Action Report - Reeves Co Detention Center TX, fBOP, 2009 e Th e iv at ig st ve In Fu nd e Th e iv at ig st ve In Fu nd e Th e iv at ig st ve In Fu nd e Th e iv at ig st ...
After-Action Report - Willacy Co Correctional Facility TX, fBOP, 2015 e Th st ve In e tiv ig a Fu nd e Th st ve In e tiv ig a Fu nd e Th st ve In e tiv ig a Fu nd e Th st ve In e tiv ...
Audit of the DEA’s Management and Oversight of its Confidential Source Program, OAG, 2016 Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Audit of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Management and Oversight of its Confidential Source Program Audit Division 16-33 September 2016 AUDIT OF THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION’S MANAGEMENT AND ...
Audit of the fBOP’s Contract with CoreCivic to Operate the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, MI, OIG, 2016 Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Contract with CoreCivic, Inc. to Operate the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Mississippi Audit ...
New Report Says ICE Inspection Problems Perpetuate Prisoner Abuse by Derek Gilna The National Immigrant Justice Center and the Detention Watch Network recently released a joint report sharply critical of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency and its oversight methods, terming them "fundamentally unchanged and unreformed.  The ICE detention ...
Ohio Prison Guards Use JPay System to Illegally Download Thousands of Copyrighted Songs by Joe Watson Ohio’s top watchdog has recommended that the use of state owned computers by employees of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) should be heavily restricted to prevent prison guards from again illegally ...
Reports Show Immigration Facility Inspectors Overlook Serious Rights Violations by Derek Gilna Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inspectors are entrusted with ensuring that facilities used to house vulnerable detainees are following strict guidelines for their operation.  However, an October 2015 report by two independent prisoner-rights groups, "Lives in Peril – ...
Office of Inspector General Chides DOJ and Navajo Nation for Wasteful Prison Project by Derek Gilna The Department of Justice (DOJ) plan seemed straightforward: build two badly-needed correction facilities on the Navajo Nation to replace two obsolescent and overcrowded facilities. Over $70.5 million was allotted for this project, elaborate plans ...
Publication • November 17, 2016
Review of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Violent Crime Impact Team Initiative, OIG, 2006 U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General Evaluation and Inspections Division Review of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Violent Crime Impact Team Initiative May 2006 I-2006-005 EXECUTIVE DIGEST ...
Publication • November 17, 2016
The Department of Criminal Justice’s Oversight of Selected Providers That Deliver Residential Services and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, TX SAO, 2010 John Keel, CPA State Auditor An Audit Report on The Department of Criminal Justice’s Oversight of Selected Providers That Deliver Residential Services and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs March 2010 ...
Article • November 15, 2016
ICE Criticized by GAO for Inconsistent Compliance with Confinement Standards by Derek Gilna Since 9/11 and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),  deportations in the United States have skyrocketed to over 400,000 a year. Although that number has finally started ...
Nevada Attorney General Investigates Shooting of Two Handcuffed Prisoners by Derek Gilna Two handcuffed Nevada state prisoners held in administrative segregation at the high-security High Desert State Prison were shot by guards on November 12, 2014 after they began fighting, allegedly after those same guards deliberately encouraged them to fight. ...
New Orleans Sheriff Ends Oversight of Electronic Monitoring Program by David Reutter The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office’s (OPSO) administration of New Orleans’ Electronic Monitoring Program (EMP) was an almost “total failure,” according to the city’s Inspector General, Ed Quatrevaux, who found deficiencies in the program compromised public safety and wasted ...
GEO Group Still Invests in Florida Politics by Prison Legal News has long reported on the financial partnership between for-profit prison firm GEO Group and Florida politicians – a “legacy of corruption,” as detailed in PLN’s March 2011 cover story. GEO’s Political Action Committee (PAC) in Florida, where the company ...
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