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‘Gladiator’ School Shuts Out Public

Corrections Corporation of America doesn't want you knowing too much about the "Gladiator School" it's operating out of the Idaho Correctional Center near Boise. Even though it's taking more than $29 million of your tax dollars every year, the company went to court last week to keep you in the dark about a lawsuit inmates in the violence-ridden ICC have filed. Were ICC managed by Idaho's Department of Correction, the institution's management would be accountable to the public. But as a private company, CCA answers to no one but its shareholders. As such, it has no problem shutting the public out/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Did Idaho make a bad decision by privatizing this prison?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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