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Jan 7, 2014 – PCI press release re private prison awards January 2014 (Click here for more)

 

Dec 8, 2013 - The protest of any plans by the GEO Group Inc. to build an immigration detention center in Hobart has been quietly taken on by a local group (Click here for more)

 

Dec 3, 2013 - Just before Thanksgiving, a shareholder resolution was filed with Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) – the nation’s largest for-profit prison company – that seeks to reduce the high cost of phone calls made by prisoners at CCA facilities.(Click here for more)

 

Nov 21, 2013 - HOBART — City residents and activists from throughout the region and the Midwest packed the City Council meeting Wednesday to voice opposition to a possible immigrant processing center at the former St. Sava church property and the company that might build and operate it, citing humanitarian, environmental and economic reasons. (Click here for more)

 Nov 21, 2013 - HOBART | Protesters opposed to any plans by GEO Group Inc. to build a detention center on the city's west side made their point loud and clear at Wednesday's City Council meeting. (Click here for more)

April 12, 2013 - Shares of Corrections Corporation of America (CXW) are down a fraction today after the company late yesterday admitted to violating its contract with the state of Idaho: A private company that operates Idaho’s largest prison acknowledged Thursday that its employees falsified nearly 4,800 hours of staffing records over seven months last year in violation of its contract with the state. (Click here for more)

October 1, 2012 - Security company fired after nuke plant break-in AP The security contractor at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee was fired Monday after authorities said three protesters cut through fences and vandalized a building in an unprecedented break-in. (Click here for more)

September 28, 2012 - Pembroke Pines juvenile center to close after contract isn't renewed Sun-Sentinel A Pembroke Pines juvenile center with a history of complaints is scheduled to close its doors in January, officials say. (Click here for more)

September 28, 2012 - G4S directors resign over Olympics’ security fiasco The Upcoming Two senior executives from G4S (Group 4 Securicor) have resigned after a report blamed management failings for the Olympics’ security fiasco. (Click here for more)

September 28, 2012 - Arizona fines provider of prison health care Arizona Republic The Arizona Department of Corrections has levied a $10,000 fine against Wexford Health Sources Inc., a new private medical-care provider for inmates that is accused of improperly dispensing medicine and wasting state resources. (Click here for more)

September 26, 2012 - Escapee faces another charge The Daily Republic The man who escaped from an inmate transit van near Spencer this summer now faces an additional count of sexually assaulting a child. (Click here for more)

September 22, 2012 - County may be violating state contract The Courier of Montgomery County As Montgomery County commissioners prepare to approve an amendment to a contract with the state that brings $15 million annually into county coffers for a mental health treatment facility, county and state officials disagree over whether the county is in compliance with how the money is supposed to be used. (Click here for more)

September 22, 2012 - British lawmakers tells G4S to waive $92 million fee for Olympic failure Reuters G4S's bill for its embarrassing London Olympic staffing failure could rise after a government committee demanded the embattled security firm waive its management fee and compensate Games staff neglected in its chaotic recruitment drive. (Click here for more)

September 22, 2012 - Liberty County Jail warden, chief fired The Courier of Montgomery County Two top administrators at the Liberty County Jail have been terminated by the Community Education Centers, the firm hired by the county to manage the jail. (Click here for more)

September 20, 2012 - Union says D.C. jail needs more staff for safety The Washington Times Corrections officers working at a D.C. jail facility worry about their safety on a daily basis due to a lack of adequate staffing after recent layoffs, employees testified Thursday at a D.C. Council hearing on the facility’s management. (Click here for more)

September 19, 2012 - Private prison needs to improve, report shows Radio New Zealand News A first-year report card for the Mt Eden private prison has shown it continues to fall well short on several performance measures. (Click here for more)

September 16, 2012 - Local Lockup’s Microwaves, Commissary Items Prompt Jailer’s Complaint KWTX A local sheriff's deputy is throwing up a red flag regarding safety and security issues within the McLennan County Jail. Weeks ago, News 10 revealed that inmates living in dormitory cells have access to microwaves. (Click here for more)

September 15, 2012 - Union Sues State After Panel Okays Funds For Private Prison Health Care WFSU About three-thousand employees could soon be out of a job, after the Florida Department of Corrections recently received the funds to privatize its inmate health care services. (Click here for more)

September 13, 2012 - Jury awards inmate injured in South Bay prison $1.2 million Palm Beach Post When Roy Hyatt gets out of prison in two years, he is likely to be a wealthy man. (Click here for more)

September 13, 2012 - Security firm battles Olympic chiefs over unpaid fee GMA News Security firm G4S has a fight on its hands to convince Olympic chiefs to hand over the rest of its contract fee that remains unpaid, after the group failed to deliver enough venue guards and forced the military to step in. (Click here for more)

September 12, 2012 - Surrey Police end shared services involvement Sourcingfocus.com The Surrey Police Authority have finalised their exit from the Business Partnering for Police Programme, having suspended their involvement in the shared services programme in July. (Click here for more)

September 12, 2012 - Security company G4S repaying $750,000 to USFK Star and Stripes A British-based security company has paid back half of the approximately $750,000 it owes the U.S. government for failing to fully staff entry gates at a number of U.S. Forces Korea installations, according to the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Pacific Region. (Click here for more)

September 12, 2012 - Mother: Private Colorado prison denied care AP The mother of a man who died in a private prison claims that officials failed to provide adequate medical care. (Click here for more)

September 10, 2012 - Cheating on Security Tests at Y-12 is Nothing New POGO Shortly after the security breach at Y-12 National Security Complex on July 28, the Independent Oversight Program at the Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters sent a team to Y-12 to conduct performance tests on the effectiveness of the Wackenhut Services Inc Oak Ridge guard force, according to a POGO source at the DOE. (Click here for more)

September 10, 2012 - Six plead guilty to firearms charges in Laredo San Antonio Express-News Six former employees of the prison company GEO Group Inc. pleaded guilty to firearms charges Monday in Laredo, federal prosecutors said. (Click here for more)

September 9, 2012 - Government concerns over G4S and Serco to house asylum seekers The Guardian Home Office ministers have ordered weekly reports on the progress of two new contracts with the private security companies G4S and Serco to house and provide support services for thousands of asylum seekers and their families. (Click here for more)

September 9, 2012 - Lee County verdict upheld for man injured, paralyzed in jail News-Press A federal appeals court has upheld a $1.2 million settlement given to a Fort Myers man after he was partially paralyzed because of inadequate care during a stint in the Lee County Jail. (Click here for more)

September 7, 2012 - G4S boss readies for more Parliament grilling Reuters Embattled security firm G4S will be forced to relive its embarrassing London Olympics staffing failure on Tuesday when its boss returns for a second showdown with British lawmakers demanding to know how the debacle was allowed to hppen. (Click here for more)

September 7, 2012 - Prisoner transport firm doesn’t want to pay Superior Telegram A prisoner transport company says it should not have to pay costs to farmers who helped flush an escaped convict from a North Dakota cornfield. (Click here for more)

September 6, 2012 - Disobeying orders: Time’s up for security companies, says PHC The Express Tribune The Peshawar High Court (PHC) withdrew its stay orders against suspending operations of private security companies. (Click here for more)

September 6, 2012 - 1 inmate pleads guilty, another charged in riot AP One inmate has pleaded guilty to participating in a deadly prison riot in Mississippi, while a second prisoner has been charged in the case. (Click here for more)

September 6, 2012 - Private prisons expert warns NH: proceed carefully Nashua Telegraph As New Hampshire corrections and administrative personnel continue working with a consulting firm being paid $171,000 to evaluate proposals and weigh the pros and cons of privatizing a majority of the state’s prison system, a national expert on the subject is warning politicians and residents to step carefully and warily if the state goes down that path. (Click here for more)

September 5, 2012 - Activist raps privatizing corrections Concord Monitor If New Hampshire privatizes its prisons, it will spend more, not less, and risk losing control of corrections for good, according to activist Caroline Isaacs, who's in the state this week lobbying against private prisons. (Click here for more)

September 4, 2012 - Prison nurse tied to hepatitis C exposure Arizona Republic A nurse for the new medical provider for Arizona prisons may have exposed 103 inmates at the Buckeye state prison to hepatitis C by contaminating the prison's insulin supply, and state and local health officials were not alerted for more than a week. (Click here for more)

September 1, 2012 - ICE Chief of Staff Resigns Amid Misconduct Claims AP A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least three Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees. (Click here for more)
 

 

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