Saturday, February 02, 2013

Prison Riot in Ohio Private Prison

* Have you heard about the prison riot at one of Ohio's prisons? Once again, the good people at Plunderbund have the story with all the details:

When a series of fights broke out at the Lake Erie Corrections Institution last week, the company that operates the prison, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), was forced to call Special Response Teams (SRTs) from the state of Ohio for assistance....

...To assist CCA in Friday’s disturbance at the prison in Conneaut, Ohio,  two special response teams from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections were dispatched – one from Trumbull Correctional Institution  and one from the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown.   The teams transported 41 inmates from LECI to the Mansfield Correctional Institution, where previously closed unit was opened to house the men.....

...CCA’s inability to handle the disturbance that occurred last Friday further adds to our concerns that in a rush to privatize state assets, the Governor has put the safety of the employees and prisoners at LECI and the citizens of Conneaut at serious risk.

This type of event also puts the public in danger.