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GEO: SEC excludes shareholder resolution: PCI Press Release February 2014
Vermont: CCA has to turn over public records: PCI Press Release January 2014
Private Prison Awards January 2014: PCI Press Release January 2014uary 2014
PLN press release re CCA resolution filing 2013: Shareholder Resolution Seeks to Lower Prison Phone Rates at Corrections Corporation of America Facilities.
Revised CCA Resolution 2013 WHEREAS: Excessive phone rates for calls made by prisoners (Inmate Telephone Services or “ITS”) constitute a significant social policy issue.
PLN press release re GEO resolution filing 2013 Shareholder Resolution Seeks to Lower Prison Phone Rates at GEO Group Facilities.
Revised GEO Resolution 2013 Excessive phone rates for calls made by prisoners (Inmate Telephone Services or “ITS”) constitute a significant social policy issue.
Gun Found in Segregation Cell at Privately-operated Mississippi Prison: January 17, 2012 Today, the Private Corrections Institute, a Florida-based non-profit watchdog organization that opposes the privatization of correctional services, sharply condemned a pair of bills.
Justice Policy Institute and Grassroots Leadership letter to Virginia Governor McDonnell: July 30, 2012, 2 pages. Eleven organizations signed on to urge Governor McDonnell not to privatize the state's civil commitment facility.
Corrections Corporation of America to Lose 9,588 Contract Beds, Misses Out on Two Federal Detention Contracts: July 5, 2012, 2 pages. PCI press release. CCA is expected to lose 9,588 California contract beds within the next four years; company misses out on federal immigration detention contracts in Illinois and Florida.
Groundbreaking Anti-Prison Rape Shareholder Resolution to be Presented at Annual Meeting of Corrections Corp. of America: May 6, 2012, 2 pages. Human Rights Defense Center press release on CCA shareholder rape resolution.
Coalition of Policy and Religious Groups Call Selling Off State Prisons “a Tragic Mistake”: March 1, 2012, 5 pages. Letter sent to all Governors in response to CCA's prison buying letter.
State and National Groups Oppose SD 2036 and 2038: January 31, 2012, 4 pages. Letter sent to the Florida Senate President by a number of groups, including PCI, opposing plans to privatize public prisons in south Florida.
Wall Street and the Criminalization of Immigration: October 6, 2010, 5 pages. Details profit making off immigration by the private prison vendors.
Federal communications about CCA immigrant deaths: 11 pages. Series of emails memos and documents about immigrant deaths at CCA facilities.
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety letter to CCA re: Otter Creek: July 24, 2009, 3 pages. Letter outlining multiple issues at CCA's Otter Creek including suicide of CCA employee within the walls of the prison, rapes, and violence.
CCA General Counsel Gus Puryear's response to Sen. Diane Feinstein: Puryear's attempt to obfuscate CCA's attempt to withhold damaging information from the public during his failed federal judgeship nomination process. 26 pages.
PCI Vice President Alex Friedmann's follow-up Statement on HR 1889 before the US House Sub-Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security: July 1, 2008, 7 pages.
PCI Vice President Alex Friedmann's Statement on HR 1889 before the US House Sub-Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security: June 26, 2008, 41 pages.
Alan Lenkowsky letter to Jonathan Mayes, Chief Litigation Counsel: May 1, 2008, 1 page. Request to immediately order CCA to restore a pill round that they eliminated due to staffing shortages at Marion County (Indiana) Jail #2.
Congressman Bobby Scott's opening statement on H.R. 1889: November 8, 2007, 2 pages. Great opening statement on requiring private prison vendor's to FIOA requests.
Congressman Tim Holden's testimony on H.R. 1889: November 8, 2007, 2 pages. Great piece on opening up the private prison vendor's records to FIOA requests.
Panel discussion on Challenging Conditions of Confinement in Privately-Run Immigration Detention Centers, Alex Friedmann, PLN associate editor and PCI VP: November 4, 2007, 5 pages. Discussion on the rise of the use private immigration detention centers.
California Legislative Counsel's Office: October 25, 2006, 7 pages. Outlines unconstitutionality of privatized corrections.
ICE letter to
Williamson County Judge Gattis on CCA Performance
Deficiencies at the Hutto Detention Center: May
23, 2007, 2 pages. Scathing rebuff on lack of oversight by the County
regarding sexual misconduct by a CCA guard.
Written testimony from PCI Field Organizer Frank Smith, to the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America's Prisons. November 2, 2005; 25 pages.
Davidson County Sheriff's Office Memo regarding the death of Estelle Richardson: August 5, 2005, 11 pages. Damning memo exposing the contradictions in CCA guard's testimony regarding the murder of CCA inmate Estelle Richardson.
Letter to Alaska Department of Health from Dee Hubbard, President, Private Corrections Institute, about Cornell: Lists a number of horror stories related to Cornell operations. November 19, 2004.
Letter to Cornell Board of Directors from Pirate Capital LLC: A number of demands for changes at Cornell from one of its largest shareholders 13%). Ouch! November 12, 2004; 3 pages.
Letters to Cornell Board of Directors from Pirate Capital LLC: A series of letters demanding changes at Cornell from one of its largest shareholders. July - September 2004.
Cornell August 5, 2004 conference call: Hard hitting questions and a lot of dodging by Cornell. Worth a look at.
Private prisons opposition letter; November 17, 2003; A letter by Barbara A. Mikulski and Paul Sarbanes, both United States Senators, to John Ashcroft opposing privatization in the Maryland area.
Two letters from Cornell Companies for consulting work; April 15, 2002; Two letters, one to Art Trujillo and the other to Joe Lang concerning Cornell's attempt to lease or purchase , with authority to manage and operate, the Bernadillo County Jail (Downtown Jail Facility).