Statehouse Beat: Only 1 bid to house inmates
Last week's item on Corrections Corporation of America executives targeting West Virginia as a prime market for its services as a private prison operator proved prescient when CCA turned out to be the sole bidder Thursday for a possible state contract to house up to 400 West Virginia prison inmates in an out-of-state facility.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Corrections Employee Arrested For Assault Of Ex-Girlfriend
ANTIOCH, Tenn. An employee with the Department of Corrections found himself behind bars after an argument with an ex-girlfriend spiraled out of control.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
West Virginia Metro
Bid comes in to house WV inmates in Kentucky
The state Division of Corrections says a Kentucky-based company submitted the lone bid Thursday to house up to 400 West Virginia inmates who are currently housed in regional jails.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
The State Worker: A sign of the times: California prison guards' union embraces former enemies
Most beefs between law enforcement employers, unions and the rank-and-file fall into three areas: workplace safety, money and respect.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Gainesville Prison Closure a "Cautionary Tale" Indeed
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Monday that the North Georgia Detention Center, a privatized federal immigration detention center owned by Corrections Corporation of America and bond-financed by the City of Gainesville, Georgia is closing at the end of the year.
America's for-profit prisons: Greed over justice
LOS ANGELES , December 4, 2013 - Today, in the U.S., there are privately owned for-profit prisons that contractually require states to maintain a certain number of prisoners.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Fight sends Lake Erie Correctional inmate to the hospital
A fight between three inmates at Lake Erie Correctional Institution last week sent one to the hospital.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Macon Telegraph
Detention facility in Gainesville to close
Corrections Corporation of America spokesman Steven Owen told the Gainesville Times on Monday that the firm has seen a population decline at the North Georgia Detention Center, which houses mostly immigration detainees.
Private Prison Company Allegedly Put 73-Year-Old Grandmother In Solitary Confinement For 34 Days
Carol Lester, a 73-year-old grandmother serving time in New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility in Grants, is suing Corrections Corporation of America, one of the largest private prison companies in the world, and Corizon, Inc, a private prison health care company, for denying her medical care and keeping her in solitary confinement for over a ... (more)
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Statehouse Beat: Private prison company looking at W.Va.
As the Division of Corrections prepares to open bids Thursday on a contract to house up to 400 prison inmates in private out-of-state facilities, there has been much commentary critical of private, for-profit prisons in general, and the practice of shipping prisoners to out-of-state prisons in particular.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
A group of more than 450 business leaders gathered at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel on Oct. 30 to honor Rob McCabe, chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners.
Ex-employees, CCA settle suit concerning overtime
A group of former employees and Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America have settled a lawsuit involving allegations that the company refused to pay overtime to former shift supervisors at a private prison in Kentucky.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
KOB-TV New Mexico
Elderly grandmother sues after being left in solitary confinement
A 73-year-old grandmother is suing the New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility in Grants for leaving her in solitary confinement for nearly five weeks and being deprived medications that help battle cancer.
PCSO investigates homicide at Corrections Corporation of America
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is requesting Roberto Venegas-Fernandez be charged with First Degree Murder after he killed Michael Patrick McNaughton .
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Activists Call Immigration Detention Center 'Inhumane'
Immigration rights group Georgia Detention Watch says the Corrections Corporation of America is operating a "medium security prison" at Stewart Detention Center in southwest Georgia.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Study says shipping prisoners out of state is bad for them and state
A new study says Idaho's practice of shipping some inmates out of state is costly, unsustainable and makes it harder to rehabilitate those prisoners.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Fort Campbell to host hiring employers
Fort Campbell ACAP is hosting multiple employers on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Campbell's Milton A. Lee Soldier for Life Center, building 5661, Screaming Eagle Blvd. Employers will meet with job seekers, accept resumes and applications, and potentially make on-the-spot job offers.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Corrections Corporation Of America Offers Diverse Revenue Sources And Growth Potential
Corrections Corporation of America is a Nashville, TN-based owner and operator of prisons and other correctional facilities.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
Stop Congress From Handing a Windfall to the Private Prison Industry
Corrections Corporation of America , the biggest private prison company in the country, earned $1.7 billion last year from locking people up.