Stories tagged: private prisons
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
Justice Department will phase out private prisons
The Justice Department is phasing out its use of corporate-run prisons, after concluding its experiment in privatization failed to reduce costs and assure the safety and security of inmates.
Sat., Jan. 4, 2014
Idaho to operate troubled Correctional Center publicly
BOISE – Idaho will take over the operation of its largest prison from one of the nation’s biggest corrections contractors, abruptly ending an experiment with privatization at a facility that …
Sat., Oct. 5, 2013
Shawn Vestal: CCA-run Idaho State Penitentiary a public problem
Idaho is bidding goodbye to the private company that it hired to run its largest prison. It should add good riddance.
Tue., Sept. 20, 2011, 8:51 a.m.
Idaho inmates settle prison lawsuit
A potential class-action lawsuit against the nation’s largest private prison company over allegations of violence at the Idaho Correctional Center has been settled in federal court.