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HRDC letter in support of Private Prison Information Act of 2017 - July 2017 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS July 11, 2017 The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee U.S. House of Representatives 2187 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Re: H.R. 1980 – Private Prison Information Act of ...
Report Finds Substandard Medical Care in ICE Facilities by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In a July 2016 report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) found that 16 of the 18 immigrant detainees who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody from 2012 to 2015 received substandard medical care, and that ...
Major Measles Outbreak at Detention Center in Arizona by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis An infectious outbreak at an immigration detention facility in Pinal County, Arizona operated by CoreCivic (formerly known as CCA) resulted in over 20 people contracting measles. The outbreak was discovered in May 2016 when one detainee ...
Private Prisons in Oklahoma Prove Costly by Private prisons cost the state of Oklahoma $92.7 million in 2015 alone, and almost $1 billion since 2004. With its prison system currently operating at 122 percent of capacity, the Oklahoma Board of Corrections (OBOC) will need even more private prison bed space, ...
States Wrestle with Prison Privatization by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In 2016, questions were raised in at least three states about the amount of taxpayer money flowing into the coffers of private, for-profit prison companies. Take Colorado, for example. When lawmakers were considering an almost $26 billion state budget ...
New Report Examines “Treatment Industrial Complex” by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna As public and legislative pressure builds to reduce the number of prisoners held in state and federal correctional facilities, the private prison industry has changed gears to offer rehabilitative and treatment services – a shift criticized in a ...
Estate of Dennis Choquette v. Corrections Corporation of America, CO, Complaint, Wrongful Death Diabetes Neglect, 2017 Case 1:17-cv-00060-KLM Document 1 Filed 01/06/17 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 70 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 17-cv-60 ESTATE OF DENNIS CHOQUETTE by and through ...
America's Private-Prison Industry Has Always Been All Right by Rick Paulas President Donald Trump has restored consumer confidence in private prisons—but they were never in danger of failing to begin with. by Rick Paulas For the country's largest private prison corporation, the last six months at the stock market have ...
Dodson v. CoreCivic, TN, Complaint, Lack of Diabetes Treatment, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE NASHVILLE DIVISION DOUGLAS DODSON, TAZARIUS LEACH, RICHARD LITTLE, JASPER VICK, ET AL, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
Scott v. CCA, LA, Complaint, Medical Neglect Gangrene Amputations, 2014 Case 1:14-cv-00956-JTT-JDK Document 1-2 Filed 05/07/14 Page 1 of 26 PageID #: 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA ROBERT SCOTT Plaintiff, v. COMPLAINT Civil Action No. - - - - - CORRECTIONS CORPORATION ...
Publication • May 12, 2017
State of Louisiana - Management Services Agreement, CCA, 2010 LA Department of Public Safety and Corrections Contract #:_____________________________ MANAGEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN STATE OF LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS, CORRECTIONS SERVICES AND CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA Contract#: THIS CONTRACT is made and entered into by and between the ...
State of Louisiana - Security & Contract Compliance Review, CCA, 2014 BOBBY JINDAL jAMES M. Le B L\NC Governor Secretary Department of Public Safety and Corrections December 31, 2014 Harley Lappin, Executive Vice·President CCA - Winn Correctional Center 10 Burton Hills Boulevard Nashville, TN 37215 Dear Mr. Lappin: I appreciate ...
Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic - Imprisoned Justice, Penn State Law, 2017 IMPRISONED JUSTICE: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers May 2017 PHOTO CREDIT: TOP PHOTO: STEVEN RUBIN; BOTTOM PHOTOS: STEVE PAVEY Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers 1 “SEGREGATION IS LIKE HELL. ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Reform Advocates Applaud Expiration of CoreCivic Contract in D.C. by At midnight on January 31, 2017, a welcome change came to the District of Columbia’s jail system with the expiration of the District’s 20-year contract with CoreCivic – formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America – to operate the Correctional ...
CCA Prison Caught Recording Attorney-Client Meetings, Sharing Videos with Prosecutors by In March 2017, Special Master David R. Cohen filed a request with the U.S. District Court in Kansas, seeking to enlarge his investigation into whether the Leavenworth Detention Center (LDC) and the private contractor that operates the facility, Corrections ...
Immigration Detention Company Splurges on Lobbying Under Trump by Erin Rosa by Erin Rosa One of the country’s largest immigration jailers and private prison companies spent $420,000 lobbying the Justice Department and federal lawmakers during the first three months of 2017, more than half of what they spent last year ...
Article • April 13, 2017
Mother Jones Reporter Discovered Working in CCA Prison by David Reutter by David Reutter Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) recently made a statement to Mother Jones magazine in response to the discovery of reporter who had been employed at one of its prisons in Louisiana. The operation ...
Despite Past Problems, Prison Privatization in Ohio May Expand by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Ohio Governor John Kasich believes in privatization of some government functions as both a way to save the state money and improve the services that residents receive. So in 2011 he submitted a budget plan ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Stock Prices for Private Prison Firms Surge After Trump Elected President by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Donald Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election early on the morning of November 9, 2016. Before that day was over, the stock prices for private prison companies GEO Group ...
HRDC Supports Lawsuit Against Jailing of Immigrant Children by The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), the parent organization of Prison Legal News, has joined a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s practice of holding young, immigrant children in prison-like facilities for indefinite periods of time. In an ...
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