Thursday, November 8, 2012

Privatized Prison in Ohio Gets 2nd Chance at Audit

CBS News published an article discussing a recent audit conducted on the nation's first privately owned state prison located in Ohio. This was a follow up audit to ensure health and safety violations had been rectified since the prison's last review. The initial audit administered in September listed several violations including dirty cells, missing keys to secure doors, and an overall unsanitary living environment. There were also safety violations including no safety equipment for inmates operating a meat slicer. The private company running the prison, Corrections Corporation of America, remain confident that the necessary corrections will be made before their national inspection in December.

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