Safety, security at Ohio private prison affirmed

The owner of a lakeshore lock-up in Ohio that last year became the nation's first privately owned state prison says the facility's been cleared for accreditation.
Associated Press
Dec 10, 2012

Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America said Friday that Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut received a 99 percent score from the American Correctional Association after a 72-hour review this week. The association did not immediately return a message Friday to confirm the finding.

The owner-operator was rebuked by state prison officials after a September audit uncovered dozens of safety, health and security concerns nine months after Ohio handed over the keys.

The state helped the company correct concerns in hopes the prison would pass national inspection.

A company spokesman said it was notified verbally the prison had met safety and security standards.

 

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Centauri

Don't believe anything that the AP puts out as the whole truth. Do your research to find out what is being held back.

http://www.geogroup.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-...

http://thinkprogress.org/justice...
"Yesterday, the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) released a report chronicling the political strategies of private prison companies “working to make money through harsh policies and longer sentences.” The report’s authors note that while the total number of people in prison increased less than 16 percent, the number of people held in private federal and state facilities increased by 120 and 33 percent, correspondingly."

Centauri

http://www.democracynow.org/2009...

"An unprecedented case of judicial corruption is unfolding in Pennsylvania. Several hundred families have filed a class-action lawsuit against two former judges who have pleaded guilty to taking bribes in return for placing youths in privately owned jails. Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan are said to have received $2.6 million for ensuring juvenile suspects were jailed in prisons operated by the companies PA Child Care and a sister company, Western PA Child Care. Some of the youths were jailed over the objections of their probation officers."

Centauri

http://topics.nytimes.com/topics...
"Two former judges who are accused of taking millions in kickbacks to place juvenile defendants in private youth detention centers have pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering charges. The former Luzerne County judges, Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan, were arraigned in Scranton."

The above link is a must read for those who care. There are several news stories about these two corrupt judges. And this is only in PA. Ohio is much more corrupt than Pennsylvania.

Centauri

The troops should come home to address all of the corrupt judges and other "domestic terrorists" who have taken over this country.

Centauri

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/20...
"Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in federal prison for taking $1 million in bribes from the builder of a pair of juvenile detention centers in a case that became known as "kids-for-cash."

"His attorneys had asked for a "reasonable" sentence in court papers, saying, in effect, that he's already been punished enough."

Centauri

http://www.northcountrygazette.o...

Attorney Buff's favorite online newspaper.

DGMutley

lol