Monday, November 2, 2009

More Out-of-State Inmates

More prison privatization is occurring, with the added complication of out-of-state imprisonment. The press release reads:

Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) ("CCA"), the nation's largest provider of corrections management services to government agencies, announced today that it has amended its agreement with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ("CDCR") to allow for the housing of 2,336 additional offenders from the state of California. Under the amended agreement California will have the ability to house additional inmates at CCA's North Fork Correctional Facility in Oklahoma and its Red Rock Correctional Center in Arizona. The 2,336 additional beds provide the CDCR the ability to house up to 10,468 offenders in five CCA owned facilities located in the states of Arizona, Mississippi and Oklahoma. CCA currently houses approximately 7,900 offenders from the state of California.
CCA is America's largest private jailer, housing 75,000 inmates in its institutions.
Props to Jerry Jarvis for alerting me to this.

1 comment:

Jerry Jarvis said...

It is discussing that the State of California is shagging it's responsibility of law reform in the name of "law and order". Not all sentencing fits the crime. 3 Strikes has sent people to prison for life that if you would research furthermost that they had a substance abuse problem, that could have been corrected through treatment visa the penal system.
We have to start looking for a reasonable solution than just lock them up attitudes. We have to look at cost effective treatment to offender's.

Not all offender's are addicts, but I would safely say that 80% are. One thing I would like to know what % of these offenders are out of state transferees, or are they sex offenders that can't be housed in GP? The scourge of society. The "Drop Out's" Special needs folks?
What type of people is California shipping out to private institutions on our dollar?

I'm a former prisoner, of the CA system, and I have first hand knowledge of system abuse.
I am not proud of my offences. but want you to know that Rome wasn't built in a day.