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2011-05-18 13:17:02

As public sector prisons move towards the thin staffing level model of profit-making institutions, with their high turnover of personnel who are less connected to their occupation, a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) warns of a potentially detrimental impact on prison quality. "Until now, little has been known about the relative strengths and weaknesses of public and private prisons," says Professor Liebling of Cambridge University who led the research. "Today,...

2010-02-16 10:38:00

DALLAS, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, thousands of federal inmates across the country are locked up in prisons...prisons that answer more to their shareholders than they do to the U.S. taxpayers. These private prisons are the subject of a months-long Dan Rather Reports investigation. Since 1997, the U.S. government has been outsourcing a growing percentage of its inmate population to private facilities. But unlike federally-owned and operated prisons, private prisons are not...

2009-06-16 15:05:00

DALLAS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of inmate communication services and innovative Offender and Case Management software design, today announced that it signed a 5-year contract renewal that includes the installation, operation, and maintenance of a sophisticated, centralized inmate calling system for twenty-five of the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) facilities. Highlights: Executed on June 1, 2009, the contract is for a five (5) year...

2009-05-26 21:11:55

Local officials in the San Diego area have approved a private company's plans for a prison to house more than 2,000 illegal immigrants. The 40-acre site on Otay Mesa is close to a San Diego County prison and to the San Diego Correctional Facility, which Corrections Corp. of America already operates under contract to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. CCA's plans call for 1,488 beds in the first phase of the new facility and 684 in the second, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Tuesday....

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