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A private prison or for-profit prison, jail, or detention center is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned by a third party that is contracted by a government agency. private prison companies typically enter into contractual agreements with governments that commit prisoners and then pay a per diem or monthly rate for each prisoner confined in the facility.


Today, the privatization of prisons refers both to the takeover of existing public facilities by private operators and to the building and operation of new and additional prisons by for-profit prison companies.


In the modern era, the United Kingdom was the first country in all of Europe to use private prisons to hold its prisoners. Wolds Prison opened as the first privately managed prison in the UK in 1992. Soon private prisons were established under the government's Private finance Initiative, where contracts are awarded for the entire design, construction, management and finance of a prison. Such prisons are run under contracts which set out the standards that must be met. Payments may be deducted for poor performance against the contract. Government monitors ('controllers') work permanently within each privately managed prison to check on conditions and treatment of prisoners, and privately run prisons are subject to inspection by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in the same way as publicly run ones. There are now 14 prisons in England and Wales operated under contract by private companies. Between them they hold about 10% of the prison population. A further 9 prisons are currently being market tested by the Government, with the public and private sectors both bidding to run them. There are also 2 privately run prisons in Scotland. Current operators in the United Kingdom are G4S (6), Sodexo Justice services (formerly know as Kalyx, and prior to that UKDS) (4) and Serco (6)


Private companies in the United States operate 264 correctional facilities, housing almost 99,000 adult convicts. Companies operating such facilities include the Corrections Corporation of America, the GEO Group, Inc, and Community education Centers. The GEO Group was formerly known as Wackenhut Securities.


Corrections corporation of America (CCA) has a capacity of more than 80,000 beds in 65 correctional facilities. The GEO Group operates 61 facilities with a capacity of 49,000 offender beds,


Most privately run facilities are located in the southern and western portions of the United States and include both state and federal offenders.

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private prison Firm Paying $550,000 in Ariz. Harassment Case. U.S. officials say a private prison company will pay a settlement of $550,000 to by shared by 16 women who were dismissed from their jobs at Arizona correctional facilities in 2012 after complaining of sexual harassment. Jan. 8, 2018, at 6:26 ...
PHOENIX (CN) -- One of the nation's largest private prisons companies, GEO Group, will pay $550,000, apologize and make administrative changes to settle sexual harassment and retaliation claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. GEO Group agreed to the settlement Monday, ...

Boca Raton's GEO Group is the second-largest private-prison company in America and makes a huge portion of its income imprisoning people on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It has repeatedly denied inmates in its facilities are forced to work against their will. The company ...
Topeka, Kan. -- Top Kansas officials have tapped the brakes on the attempt by Gov. Sam Brownback's administration to hire one of the nation's largest private prison operators build a new Lansing prison. The State finance Council, which includes Brownback as well as Republican and Democratic ...
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- A private prison company is proposing to build an immigration detention facility in southwest Wyoming. Utah-based Management & Training corporation approached Uinta County and Evanston officials recently with its proposal to build a center to house about 600 detainees for the ...
Sessions' Pot Crackdown Is Great for South Florida's Giant Private-prison company ... There was a brief period, a little more than a year ago, when it seemed Boca Raton's multibillion-dollar private-prison juggernaut, the GEO Group, might go ... One industry that's not feeling shaky today is private prisons.

"The for-profit private prison system, including privately operated immigrant detention facilities, have been marked by substandard and inhumane conditions, broken financial promises to local rural communities, and a lack of transparency and accountability when problems have arisen," Sabrina King, Policy ...
In October, when executives from the country's biggest prison company held their annual leadership conference at a golf resort owned by President Donald ... It was a glaring reminder of how far the private prison industry has come since the final months of the Obama administration, when--shortly after the ...
Though profit motives have long played a part in the politics of incarceration, only in the past four decades have private prisons started dotting the US carceral landscape. In 1983 CoreCivic (formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA) opened its doors as the country's first private-prison ...
In the past year, three major cities have launched divestment campaigns from the private prison industry, following on the heels of a slew of major universities breaking ties with companies that profit from over incarceration. Just a few weeks ago, for instance, the Philadelphia Board of Pensions and ...
For Inside private prisons, Eisen returned to Laredo to do research. The book explores the $5 billion private-prison industry, and what it means for society, elected officials, and inmates when profit motive is intertwined with incarceration. If private Corporations are making money from housing incarcerated ...
The Pima County Board of Supervisors passed on Tuesday an historic resolution against contracting with private, for-profit prison management companies like CoreCivic to run the county jail. The leadership of Pima County cited the well-being and safety of inmates in a 3-2 vote in support of the resolution.
In the past year, three major cities have launched divestment campaigns from the private prison industry, following on the heels of a slew of major universities breaking ties with companies that profit from over incarceration. Just a few weeks ago, for instance, the Philadelphia Board of Pensions and ...
private prison operator CoreCivic will investigate serious allegations levied Tuesday by a former correctional officer about her time at the largest private prison in Tennessee. Ashley Dixon ... More: GOP and Democratic lawmakers grill Tennessee officials, blast private prisons over scathing audit. More: No ...
Tennessee's prison chief promises his department will levy more punishments against private prison operator CoreCivic if it continues to show signs of violating terms of its multi-million dollar contracts, as highlighted in a ... More: GOP and Democratic lawmakers grill Tennessee officials, blast private prisons.
Part 1 focused on the moral question of whether the private prison industry has become a new form of "slavery-for-profit. ... Brookings calculated that the two largest private prison companies, CoreCivic and GEO, having absorbed eight other companies, leaving a total of four operating companies, control the ...
Tylek noted that many Americans end up invested in the private prison industry through large retirement account companies, such as Fidelity and Vanguard ... While it remains unclear the extent to which Yale remains directly or indirectly invested in private prisons, the student panel met to urge the school to ...

Kansas plans to have the biggest private prison company in the U.S. build a replacement for the state's oldest and largest correctional facility and pay for ... CoreCivic has faced a range of allegations about its private prisons and jails in federal lawsuits in Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee and ...
The company owns three prisons in Kentucky but the state stopped using private prisons in 2013. In hopes of avoiding recurrences of ...
That's where Georgia finds itself with its private prison contracts, but our ... contributions from the largest private prison companies from 2003 to ...
... Tennessee gubernatorial candidates support ending private prisons in ... after lawmakers blasted public and private prison officials following ...
Before CoreCivic signed a new private prison contract with Kentucky, ... of Criminal Defense Lawyers unequivocally rejected the use of private prisons. ... report documenting dangerous patterns in the private-prison industry.
... the request page or explore the past agreements via the links on the sidebar. Do you have some private prison information we should know?
private prisons have always been controversial. ... economic and political entrenchment of the private prison industry in Tennessee makes that ...
Kentucky is getting back into the private prison business because state officials say they have nowhere else to house their surging inmate ...
The states with highest shares of inmates in private prisons were New Mexico ... Per IBISWorld, the private prison industry has been growing at a rate of about ...
private prison to Improve Meds Policy. Officials at a private Tennessee prison say they are reworking polices to ensure inmates get prescription ...
Kentucky is re-entering into a contract with a private prison company, nearly a decade after the state ... private prisons Back To Kentucky?
"When people are being detained by the government they should be detained in government prisons," Aguirre said. "private prisons have been ...
Despite that history, a state employees organization was ready to end the state's association with private prison companies after the recent ...
Kentucky is getting back into the private prison business because state officials say they have nowhere else to house their surging inmate population. ... The state closed the last of its private prisons in 2013, when its inmate population dipped below 20,000 following legislation designed to put nonviolent ...
The state closed the last of its private prisons in 2013, when its inmate population dipped below 20,000 following legislation designed to put ...
More: private prison chief: 'We've got work to do' at Trousdale facility. In 2016: ... effectively monitor the private prison," the audit states. Sen.
America's for-profit prison industry controls 126,000 Americans' lives. ... Frequently, the private prison companies find it less expensive to break ...
Thompson was not the only official who looked to private prisons to ... The stories in these prison towns reveal the appeal of the private prison industry to ... one of the nation's biggest private prison companies and formerly ...
Contrary to popular belief, private prisons often don't save the economies ... reveal the appeal of the private prison industry to impoverished rural America; ... the nation's biggest private prison company and formerly known as ...
MONTGOMERY -- The Alabama Department of Corrections and Gov. Kay Ivey want to hire a project manager to assess construction needs ...
The Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement voted last week to divest its roughly $1.2 million in stock from the private prison industry, ...
A private prison company has moved its annual conference to a golf resort ... to phase out the federal government's use of private prisons.
The GEO Group is a private prison company that received a massive multimillion-dollar federal contract for an immigrant detention center.
Philadelphia Board of Pensions votes to divest from private prisons ... trustees voted 6-1 in favor of divesting from the private prison industry. Specifically, the board will divest from three private prison companies: GEO Group, ...
Despite the private prison industry's long history of abuse, under the Trump administration it is poised to make an even greater killing.
In recent years, the private prison company GEO Group has held its annual leadership conference at venues near its Boca Raton, Fla., ...
New Mexico is more reliant on private prisons than any other state. ... Heinrich "does not support the private prison industry, but also doesn't ...
The GEO Group, a leading private prison company, was founded decades ... Philadelphia isn't alone in moving its money out of private prisons.
These private prisons are substantially beneficial for the prisons, private prison lobbyists and affiliated corporations. Institutional racism plays a ...
In recent years, the private prison company GEO Group has held its annual ... to phase out the use of private prisons - a decision that Sessions reversed. ... GEO's chief rival in the private prison industry, Nashville-based ...
Trump's Immigration Crackdown Will Fill Private prisons ... "For years, the private prison industry has been propped up by our immigration ... private prison companies, he says, could score "hundreds of millions of dollars ...
... companies it invests in about their associations with the private prison industry, ... including those that invest in private prisons, use inmate workers or ... their decision about divesting from/engaging private prison companies, ...
The Supreme Court ruled against two private prison corporations, GEO ... enormous influence that private prison companies have, not only on ...


 

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