Because freedom can't protect itself
Who the heck ever thought that a prison run by a private, for-profit company would be a good idea? Any profits seen by the local government from the sale of a correctional facility are quickly spent. Over the last 50 years our presidents have sold off or contracted out military services to private entities who promised efficiency and cheaper costs and we got the EXACT opposite. Private companies put profit first and putting them in charge of anything other than non-essential goods and services has always been and will always be a disaster.
Privatizing prisons is just bad ju-ju in so many ways.
CCA is a pathologically larcenous and mendacious corporation who couldn't give a damn about the fate of its line staff or its prisoners. It can always buy enough politicians to escape the consequences of its actions. It did so badly at its Youngstown prison that it was closed for years.
The American Correctional Association has always been compromised, but for the last 30 years it had gradually become little more than a full time, corrupt stooge of for-profit prison corporations.
The people of Conneaut should have done about 10 minutes worth of research before signing on to this inevitable boondoggle. Better yet, they should have known that the endorsement by Kasich was based on hosing the taxpayers. He doesn't care about "savings." He cares about campaign contributions.
Gary Mohr, his DOC director, is a former CCA hatchet man. What more can you expect from this operation?
its march 18th 2013 and conditions are still lacking..they are not giving prisoners full access to the educational programs only 3 out of 9 are currently available...and anyone with less than 4 and a half years are able to sign up rather than a sign up basis..isnt it available to everyone? and why not? what do other prisons do? are they run like this also? i know this is one way to earn good days and its not available for all?? who is overseeing their practices??? i want some answers..
The ODRC continues it's downward spiral.
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