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Ex-con becomes private prison investor to expose systematic rape by employees

A former convict at a private prison has taken his complaints about the billion dollar industry to the annual shareholders meeting in an attempt to reform the system from within. Alex Friedmann spent six years locked in a Wayne County, Tennessee prison operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), so…

FBI takes over investigation into Idaho’s privately operated ‘Gladiator School’ prison

The FBI has taken over Idaho’s investigation into the private prison company accused of running a “gladiator school” and turning over control to prison gangs to save money on guards at the state’s largest corrections facility. Officials from the Corrections Corporation of America admitted last year to violating its contract…

Private Idaho prison a nightmare of violence and under-equipped guards, says lawsuit

Workers at Idaho’s largest private prison are suing Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) over what they claim is an unnecessarily unsafe work environment. Mandi Bravo, Mark Eixenberger, Leonard King and Mario Vasquez contend that they suffered severe emotional stress because they were placed in a work environment at the Idaho…

Private prison company offers to buy 48 states’ prisons

In exchange for keeping at least a 90 percent occupancy rate, the private prison company Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has sent a letter to 48 states offering to manage their prisons for the low price of $250 million per year, according to a letter obtained by the Huffington Post.…

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