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Private Prisons in the United States
Aug 30, 2017

WGM Questionnaire ACLU Response Final
June 23, 2017

ACLU UN Private Prisons Testimony
April 27, 2017


Letter The U.S. Corrections Industry State of the Union    “A Wall Street Handbook”
September 11, 2016

Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Awarded to Reeves County, Texas
September 11, 2016

Letter to DHS regarding Private prisons
August 26, 2016

Profitizing community Corrections and alternatives to incarceration
August 26, 2016

Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Monitoring of Contract Prisons August 15, 2016


US Immigrant Deaths
July 17, 2016

Great after action reports on riots at three private CAR facilities.
Adams County Ater Action Report June 21, 2016
Reeves County After Action Report June 21, 2016
Willacy County After Action Report June 21, 2016

Banking on Detention 2016 Update
June 18, 2016

Industry: New ITPI Report
Apr 28, 2016


 Locked Up and Shipped Away: Winter 2016 Update

 AFSC: New Report   Dec 11, 2015

http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/commission_on_immigration/FINAL%20ABA%20Family%20Detention%20Report%208-19-15.authcheckdam.pdf   Federal: ABA report on private immigrant prisons


http://www.justice.gov/oig/reports/2015/a1515.pdf   April 23, 2015 -- Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Contract No. DJB1PC007 Awarded to Reeves County, Texas to Operate the Reeves County Detention Center I/II Pecos, Texas


New Report Calls for More Disclosure from Private Prison Profiteers  
January 02, 2014 -- Minnesota


THE EFFECTS OF PRIVATE PRISON CONFINEMENT IN MINNESOTA ON OFFENDER RECIDIVISM: January 02, 2014 – Minnesota

CCA Political Activity and Lobbying Report 2012

 

CCA Death List: December 09, 2013 Reports_Files\Deaths in CCA Custody 

 

Continuing Problems with Arizona’s Correctional Health Care: October, 2013 Friends Service Committee—Arizona

Idaho DOC Serious Incident Report: May 21, 2012, 10 pages. Report on May 5, 2012 Aryan Knights assault with weapons.

CCA Political Contributions Report 2011: 8 pages.

Collateral Consequences of Interstate Transfer of Prisoners: July 2012, 9 pages. Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice on the affects of shipping inmates out-of-state.

Prison Bed Profiteers: How Corporations Are Reshaping Criminal Justice in the U.S.: May 2012, 30 pages. National Council on Crime and Delinquency. The booming business of private prisons.

Investigation of the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility: March 20, 2012, 47 pages. U.S. Justice Department investigation into the horrible conditions and abuse of youthful offenders at GEO's Walnut Grove prison in Mississippi. Must read.

Private Prisons: The Public’s Problem: February 2012, 138 pages. Arizona American Friends Service Committee report documents the lack of savings and reveals widespread and persistent problems in private facilities.

An Assessment of the Risks and Benefits of Prison Privatization: January 30, 2012, 29 pages. Prepared for the Citizens’ Advisory Board of the New Hampshire State Prison for Women.

HOW CCA ABUSES PRISONERS, MANIPULATES THE PUBLIC AND DESTROYS COMMUNITIES: January 2012, 37 pages. Report by Corazón de Tucson into CCA.

Too Good to Be True: Private Prisons in America: January 2012, 25 pages. Report by The Sentencing Project delves into the history and growth of private prison operators and reaches some fairly bleak conclusions.

Banking on Bondage: November 2, 2011, 57 pages. ACLU report documents destructive impact of prison privatization.

Australian Government Comcare Investigation Report: July 21, 2011, 24 pages. Another damning report, this time into concerns over the health and safety at immigrant detention facilities.

Prisons for Profit: A look at prison privatization: April 2011, 24 pages. ACLU of Ohio looks at for-profit in Ohio.

CCA Political Contributions Report: 2010, 8 pages. Interesting reading.

Gaming the System: How the Political Strategies of Private Prison Companies Promote Ineffective Incarceration Policies: June 2011, 48 pages, Justice Policy Institute. At a time when many policymakers are looking at criminal and juvenile justice reforms that would safely shrink the size of our prison population, the existence of private prison companies creates a countervailing interest in preserving the current approach to criminal justice and increasing the use of incarceration.

The Influence of the Private Prison Industry in Immigration Detention: May 2011. Detention Watch Network report on the for-profit's influence on immigration.

Making a Killing: How Prison Corporations Are Profiting From Campaign Contributions and Putting Taxpayers at Risk: May 2011, 4 pages. Exposes how the private prison industry thrives in a pay-to-play culture; making our communities less safe and more prone to violent crime.

Cells for Sale: April 2011, 26 pages: Policy Matters Ohio calls into question alleged costs savings.

Before a Preliminary Screening Panel, Idaho State Board of Medicine: December 21, 2010, 4 pages: Damning indictment of medical care at CCA's Idaho Correctional Center.

A Study of Public Corruption in Florida: 19th Statewide Grand Jury: December 17, 2010, 127 pages: Damning report on public corruption and recommendations to fix the problems.

Report of the Inspector General for California on five out of state prison prisons: December 2, 2010, 13 pages: Damning review of CCA and other issues "that, if left unaddressed, could develop into more significant problems."

Report of the Auditor for the State of Hawaii: December 2010, 84 pages: State Auditor Marion Higa blasts the Hawaii Department of Public Safety's management of a contract to house prisoners in CCA owned Arizona prisons.

Review of Private Prison Contracts Penalty Assessment: September 8, 2010, 11 pages. New Mexico Legislative Finance Report on DOC Secretary Joe Williams, former GEO warden, not assessing fines against GEO and CCA. Quite damning.

Arizona Department of Corrections - Prison Growth: September 2011, 2 pages. AZ Auditor General reports for-profits costing the state more money then the public system.

Arizona DOC Report on the Escape of Three Inmates from MTC's ASP Kingman: August 19, 2010, 61 pages. Damning report on the lack of security, trained staff and other security issues leading up to the escape of three violent criminals from the MTC prison.

Arizona DOC FY 2009 Operating Per Capita Cost Report: February 11, 2010, 38 pages. Raises serious questions on supposed cost savings by for-profit private prisons.

Are Florida’s Private Prisons Keeping Their Promise?: April 2010, 8 pages. Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy. Report shows private prisons not delivering and questions alleged cost savings.

Tennesseans for Improving Public Accountability Report on CCA's Metro Jail (TN): March 15, 2010, 20 pages. CCA not being held accountable for troubles at Nashville jail.

The Department of Criminal Justice's Oversight of Selected Providers (TX): March 2010, 61 pages. State Auditor's Officer report documents the department did not consistently include financial reporting requirements and performance standards in its contracts to hold providers accountable, etc.

List of Reason Institute's contributors for 2009. Look for the GEO Group in the "Platinum" level and CCA in the "Gold" level.

State of Tennessee Contract Compliance Reports for CCA's Whiteville Correctional Facility: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

State of Kentucky Investigative Report into Sexual Misconduct Allegations at CCA's Otter Creek Correctional Facility: September 14, 2009, 7 pages. Scathing report on CCA not reporting incidents of sexual misconduct by its guards to state officials.

Investigation Into Complaints From Native American Inmates at the Crossroads Correctional Center, Shelby, Montana: May 14, 2009, 36 pages. Scathing report on how CCA is mistreating Native Americans and withholding information.

Fourth Semi-annual Report of the Independent Monitor of the Memorandum of Agreement Between the United States Department of Justice and the State of Delaware: January 30, 2009, 5 pages. Executive Summary of a report detailing continuing issues on health care provided by CMS.

While DMS Has Improved Monitoring, It Needs to Strengthen Private Prison Oversight and Contracts, Office of Program Policy Analysis & Governmental Accountability, Report No. 08-71: December 2008, 14 pages. Another scathing report about trouble with monitoring CCA and GEO Group in Florida.

Bill Clayton Detention Center Audit Report Summary letter: October 27, 2008, 6 pages. Summary of issues related to areas of concern and non-compliance at GEO's Clayton Detention Center in Texas by Idaho auditors. Audit led to the removal of Idaho inmates from the facility.

Idaho Correctional Center-CCA Higgins report on violence levels: August 28, 2008, 38 pages. Damning report on violence in CCA run ICC.

Report on an announced inspection of Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Center: May 2008, 90 pages. Report by the UK Chief Inspector of Prisons raising concerns over lack of legal advise, children spending large amounts of time incarcerated, inaccurate monitoring of length of detention, detention of disabled children, and the limited amount of activity available for detainees.

Tennessee DOC listing of incidents at CCA prisons in the state from Jan 2003 through April 2008:
April 23, 2008, 24 pages. Listing of various arrests, abuse, assaults, etc.

CCA official oppression at Hardeman County: February 7, 2008, 5 pages. Documentation from the TN Dept. of Correction on CCA Warden Glen Turner at the Hardeman Co. Corr. Facility, who assaulted a prisoner at the facility, was charged, and pleaded guilty to official oppression on Sept. 18, 2007. The facility's assistant warden and internal affairs officer were terminated or resigned around the same time.

Lax Oversight Plagues Private Prisons in Texas: February 6, 2008, 9 pages. Details the horrors and politics of prisons in the "Lone Star State" by Grassroots Leadership and Texans for Public Justice.

Second Semi-Annual Report of the Delaware Independent Auditor: January 31, 2008, 229 pages. Scathing audit on the state of prison health care in Delaware by Correctional Medical Services. Must read.

A Review of the Quality of Health Care at the Lackawanna County Prison: January 29, 2008, 7 pages. Another scathing report on poor health care, this time by Correctional Care, Inc.

A Comprehensive Assessment of the Michigan Department of Corrections Health Care System: January 2008, 143 pages. A scathing report by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care on care under the management of Correctional Medical Services.

Investigation into the Use of Excessive Force at the Melbourne Custody Center: November 22, 2007, 35 pages. Report of the Ombudsman on the assault of a detainee by GEO guards at GEO's Melbourne Custody Center in Australia.

Incident Review - Erroneous Releases, Bay County Jail: November 13, 2007, 5 pages. Report on the "accidental" release of nine inmates from CCA's Bay County Jail.

Pennsylvania House Labor Relations and Judiciary Committees Meeting: October 25, 2007, Full testimony transcript from Legislative meeting on prison privatization.

Pennsylvania House Labor Relations and Judiciary Committees Meeting: October 25, 2007, summary of testimony on legislative language on prison privatization.

State of New Jersey Office of Inspector General Department of Corrections Inmate Dental Services Report: October 15, 2007, 78 pages. Another report on lack of oversight by governmental body over private provider: this time Corrections Medical Services.

Cost of Prisons: Bureau of Prisons Needs Better Data to Assess Alternatives for Acquiring Low and Minimum Security Facilities, GAO-08-6: October 5, 2007, 39 pages: Report questions the ability to do sound cost assessments of private prisons.

Coke County Juvenile Justice Center Audit A Report by the Texas Youth Commission: October 2, 2007, 23 pages w/photos. Scathing report on conditions at GEO's Coke County Juvenile Justice Center. Report led to closing of facility. The facility was being operated in an extremely hazardous manner with broken sprinkler heads, expired or missing fire extinguishers, living unit and cell doors malfunctioning, alarm systems inoperative, smoke exhaust fan(s?) not working, flammable materials not properly secured, control boards malfunctioning, emergency exit padlocked, plumbing chases unlocked, fire resistant mattress covers missing, communication equipment missing or inoperative, etc., etc.

Texas Youth Commission Independent Ombudsman Site Visit Report: September 24, 2007, 4 pages: Scathing report into the deplorable conditions at GEO's Coke County Juvenile Justice Center. A must read.

Inmate Recidivism as a Measure of Private Prison Performance: August 11, 2007, 35 pages: Analysis expands on prior research by replicating and adding to four Florida reports measures in Oklahoma and by enhancing previous methodologies, using data for a large cohort of Oklahoma state prison inmates released between 1997 and 2001. Finding no empirical support for claims of superior service from private corrections, we discuss policy implications and prospects for future research.

Report on a Full Unannounced Inspection of HMP Rye Hill: August 2007, 3 pages w/cover, summary only: Another blistering report on a private prisons run by Global Solutions outlining the usual issues: Young, inexperienced staff, unsafe conditions, poor management, etc. Full report (1128 pages) can be found at: http://inspectorates.homeoffice.gov.uk/hmiprisons/inspect_reports/hmp-yoi-inspections.html/Rye_Hill.pdf

Investigation Into the Death of Michael Estabrook: July 9, 2007, 26 pages: Another scathing report into lack of medical care by Prison Health Services.

Alien Detention Standards: July 6, 2007, 74 pages. Report by the U.S. Governmental Accountability Office. Report on detention facility compliance with ICE standards. Some interesting reading.

First Semi-Annual Report of the Independent Monitor...: June 29, 2007, 113 pages. First report by the independent monitor for the MOA between the DOJ and the State of Delaware over lack of care by Correctional Medical Services.

Contracted Health Care Services for New York City Prison Inmates: June 20, 2007, 26 pages. Audit by the NY State Comptroller into contract compliance by Prison Health Services and oversight. Not a very good report.

Review of Facility Planning Efforts and Oversight of Private Prisons and Health Programs: May 23, 2007, 138 pages. Report of audit by the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee. Audit shows NM is paying higher prides to the for-profit then it should; Rates paid could be reduced by $60,000,000 over the next ten years without sacrificing quality or services; etc.

Post Event Analysis of the New Castle Correctional Facility Disturbance on April 24, 2007:  May 23, 2007, 13 pages. Report by the Indiana Department of Corrections on a riot by Arizona inmates at an Indiana prison run by GEO Group.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections Office of Internal Affairs Summary of Incident and Liquidated Damages Notification: March 8, 2007 & April 6, 2007, 6 pages. IA investigation into the escape of two murderers from Cornell's Great Plains Correctional Facility. Documents lack security. Cornell hit with $60,625 in fines. Great read.

Florida Department of Corrections Cost-Value Analysis: Aramark Food Service Contract: October 18, 2007, 6 pages. Report of audit into Aramark contract inadequacies.

Delaware Findings Letter: December 29, 2006, 20 pages. Record of findings by the Department of Justice and the State of Delaware over the conditions of prison health care delivered by Correctional Medical Services.

Delaware Memorandum of Understanding: December 29, 2006, 25 pages. Memorandum between the Department of Justice and the State of Delaware over the conditions of prison health care delivered by Correctional Medical Services.

Treatment of Immigrant Detainees Housed at Immigration and Customs Enforcement Facilities: December 2006, 59 pages. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General report on conditions at five facilities, including CCA's San Diego, CA Detention Center.

Colorado Report of the Auditor, Private Prison Procurement, Department of Corrections: November 2006, 36 pages. Scathing report on former CDOC employee working for GEO while still employed by state.

Florida Department of Corrections Contract Management Review, Prison Health Services: October 2006, 5 pages. Report of audit into PHS contract inadequacies.

Central North Correctional Review and Comparison to Central East Correctional Centre: Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, April 18, 2006, 23 pages. Report that led to Canada taking over its only private prison from MTC.

Policy Lock-Down: Prison Interests Court Political Players: Money in State Politics:  April 2006, 95 pages. Companies involved in building, financing and operating private prisons gave $3.3 million over two election cycles, channeling nearly two-thirds of the money to candidates and party committees in states with some of the toughest sentencing laws. This report looks at overall giving, as well as contributions by the companies and their lobbyists in 10 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.

Memorandum of Investigation Into the Operation of the Hernando County Jail (CCA): April 6, 2006, William Cato, Assistant State Attorney, 12 pages. Report into inmate suicides and administrative issues at the Hernando County Jail.

Report on the Evaluation of Arizona DOC Operating Per Capita Cost Report and Private Prison Cost Model: February 2006, 55 pages. Comprehensive report on cost between public and private run prisons in Arizona showing DOC run facilities operating at 8.5 % to 13.5 % less than for-profits.

Gwinnett County (Georgia) Sheriffs Department, Professional Standards Unit, Investigation Case Number 05A-039: January 2006, 17 pages (w/o attachments). Report of investigation into the death of Harriet Washington in the hands of Prison Health Services.

Corrections-Corp-of-America-Medicaid-Fraud: December 23 2005 Office of the Attorney General,Closing Report of Corrections Corporation of America

Arkansas Division of Youth Services, Internal Affairs Investigation: December 20, 2005, 13 pages. Escape from Cornell's Alexander Youth Center; Damning report on how two juveniles escaped while Cornell staff were asleep, not making rounds, late making notification of escape, falsifying records, etc.

Charge Committee Report, Baltimore City Grand Jury; Offender Health Care at the Baltimore City Detention Center: September 2005, 32 pages. Grand jury report on Prison Health Services problems and Correctional Medical Services recommendations.

Qualifications, Screening, Salaries, and Training Affect Quality and Turnover of Juvenile Justice Employees: Report No. 05-46; Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis & Governmental Accountability; September 2005, 16 pages: damning report on the state of private juvenile detention centers in Florida.

Department of Corrections: "It Needs to Better Ensure Against Conflicts of Interest and to Improve Its Inmate Population Projections": September 2005, 62 pages; California State Auditor report on two contracts -- one for GEO Group and the other for CiviGenics.

Inspecting Private Prisons: August 24, 2005, 22 pages. An evidence-based critique of the Prison Inspector's call to introduce private prisons in Ireland.

Contract Management of Private Correctional Facilities: June 30, 2005, 64 pages; Must read scathing audit by the Florida Department of Management Services' Office of Inspector General into poor oversight, overpayment and possible criminal activity by the Correctional Privatization Commission, CCA and GEO.

New Mexico LFC Hearing Report:  June 14, 2005, 14 pages. Prepared by Renada Peery, Fiscal Analysis, on the problems with siting a GEO prison in Clayton, New Mexico.

Prison Privatization and the Use of Incarceration: September 2004, 5 pages. The Sentencing Project research on the for profits.

Report of Investigation on the (Florida) Correctional Privatization Commission: April 26, 2004, 16 pages. Report detailing over $300,000 in questionable payments to CCA and GEO Group.

Report of the State Auditor, Private Prisons Department of Corrections: April 2005, 84 pages; Another must read scathing report on Colorado's lack of oversight over for-profit prisons.

The Prison Industry: Carceral Expansion and Employment in U.S. Counties, 1969-1994: March 2004, 21 pages: Provides evidence that prison construction has impeded economic growth in rural counties.

Cost-Saving or Cost-Shifting: The Fiscal Impact of Prison Privatization in Arizona: February 2005, 17 pages; Kevin Pranis, Justice Strategies; An in depth look at past research on Arizona private prison cost studies and reports that research used to justify the expansion of private prisons is methodologically flawed, outdated, and in one case, discredited by the researcher's financial ties to the private prison industry.

Brush Correctional Facility, Colorado monitoring reports for Hawaii and Wyoming: various reports showing not much oversight while inmates were being sexually abused. WY January 25, 2005, 2 pages; WY February 24, 2005, 3 pages; HI February 26, 2005, 8 pages; HI May 14, 2005, 8 pages.

Private Punishment: Who Profits?: January 2005, 16 pages; Prison Reform Trust; Briefing paper assesses the impact, and raises questions about the benefits, of privately financed, designed, built and operated prisons.

Unusual Incident Review: December 21, 2004, 12 pages with cover; Bay County Correctional Program Manager; Staff review of hostage situation at CCA's Bay County Jail.

Opinion of the Attorney General for the State of Kentucky: December 7, 2004, 7 pages; Attorney General Stumbo's office response to Rep. Rocky Adkins on whether the state could privatize a publicly build prison in Sandy Hook, Kentucky.

Setting the Record Straight: A Response to PCDI's October Newsletter: November 2004, 10 pages; Rebuttal by the Private Corrections Institute to the Lamar, Colorado Prowers County Development, Inc.'s October Newsletter promoting Cornell's prison proposal. Exposes misinformation, misleading quotes and shoddy research.

Memorandum of Agreement between the United States and Santa Fe: November 1, 2004, 36 pages. Agreement on jail conditions, particularly medical care, at MTC's  Santa Fe County Jail.

After Action Report, Inmate Riot: Crowley County Correctional Facility; October 1, 2004, 178 pages; Colorado DOC scathing report on CCA's July 20, 2004 riot; high turnover, partial staffing, indecisive and/or inexperienced staff, etc. well worth the read! 

Final Report on Whistle-Blower Investigation; September 2004, 14 pages; Florida Department of Children and Families, Office of  Inspector General summary report on Liberty Behavioral Health Corp.'s Florida Civil Commitment Center; scathing report on nepotism, cover-ups, mismanagement, drug smuggling, money laundering and un-professionalism.

District of Columbia Jail: Management Challenges Exist in Improving Facility Conditions; August 2004, 68 pages; GAO report on CCA run jail.

Left at the Altar: Cornell's History of Broken Promises: August 2004, 8 pages. A compilation of arguments correcting the gaps in Cornell's response to a request for qualifications issued by Lamar. Colorado ad hoc prison committee. A lot of good information on how bad Cornell is.

Arizona Department of Corrections letter to CCA; June 22, 2004; James L. Kimble, Contract Beds Administrator; overview of problems at CCA's Oklahoma Diamondback CF.

Improving Accountability, Contract Management & Fiscal Oversight at the Department of Corrections; May 26, 2004, Executive Summary, 6 pages; Elizabeth M. Ready, Vermont State Auditor; Scathing report on oversight of CMS and CCA.

Final report of the New York State Commission of Correction on the death of inmate Brian Tetrault; February, 2004; Letter Sheriff Harry Buffardi from the New York state commission on correction concerning the death of Brian Tetrault death from physician-induced causes.

Final Report of the Palm Beach County Grand Jury, Investigation of Florida Institute for Girls; January 29, 2004,  Executive Summary 6 pages; Damning report of abuse at Premier Behavioral Services facility.

Corrections Corporation of America: A Critical Look At Its First 20 Years; December 2003, 81 pages; an in-depth look at the scandals, deficiencies, and overstatement of performance in more than a dozen states; Grassroots Leadership.

Recidivism: An Analysis of Public and Private State Prison Releases in Florida;  December 2003, a joint study conducted by Florida State University, Florida Department of Corrections and the Florida Correctional Privatization Commission. 37 pages. No difference between the public and private prisons.

Investigation of McPherson and Grimes Correctional Units; November 25, 2003, 30 pages; A letter to Governor Huckabee from R. Alexander Acosta, Assistant Attorney General about the investigation at McPherson and Grimes Correctional Units.

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.

Performance Audit, Tennessee Dept. of Corrections, Comptroller of the Treasury;
September 2003, 100 pages; A blistering report on lack of CCA, CMS oversight, etc.

Government's Management of Private Prisons; September 2003, 21 pages; A summary from a report by Abt Associates for the National Institute of Justice.

The Development of Last Resort: The Impact of New State Prisons on Small Town Economies; August 2003; A report by Terry L. Besser, Department of Sociology of Iowa State University and Margaret M. Hanson.

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES: PUBLIC VERSUS PRIVATE MANAGEMENT: July 2003 (updated November 2004): 58 pages. This paper uses data on juvenile offenders released from correctional facilities in Florida to explore the effects of facility management type (private for-profit, private nonprofit, public state-operated, and public county-operated) on recidivism outcomes and costs.

Report: Conditions/Incidents at Charles Hickey School; May 29, 2003; A report by Philip J. Merson on the more than 20 suspected child abuse/neglect cases at the Charles Hickey School for the year 2003.

The "Big House" Hits the Statehouse: May 15, 2003, 2 pages; Political contributions by private prison vendors in Texas.

The United States of America v. The State of Arkansas; The Arkansas Department Of Human Services; and The Arkansas Division Of Youth Services; Action brought by the Attorney General on behalf of the United States.

The United States of America v. The State of Arkansas; The Arkansas Department Of Human Services; and The Arkansas Division Of Youth Services; Introductions and definitions of the above lawsuit.

Report: Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center; March 6, 2003; 36 pages; A report by the Department of Justice on the investigation of conditions at the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center.

Report: Santa Fe County Detention Facility; February 17, 2003; A report by Steven Kopelman Santa Fe County Attorney on the lack of necessities at the Santa Fe County Detention Facility.

Independent State Auditor's Report on Certain Activities of Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.; January 1, 1992 to December 31, 2002.

Private Prisons and Public Money Hidden Costs Borne by Colorado's Taxpayers: September 2002, 12 pages. Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

The National Institute on Money in State Politics: A Contributing Influence: The Private-Prison Industry and Political Giving in the South;  April 28, 2002; A report by Edwin Bender on the private prison industry's influence in southern politics.

Report: Arkansas Department of Education; January 2, 2002 A follow up report stating the areas of non-compliance.

Private Prisons and the Use of Incarceration: January, 2002, 5 pages. Sentencing Project.

Report: Arkansas Department of Education on Alexander Youth Services Center October 5, 2001; Report of non-compliance at the center, which is operated by Cornell

Jail Breaks: Economic Development Subsidies Given to Private Prisons; October 2001; Good Jobs First; 88 pages: This report outlines the large amount of subsidies received by the for-profit private prison industry.  Great reading.

Briefing Report-Florence Correctional Facility; April 30, 2001; Report of the Hawaii monitors for the CCA Florence Correctional Facility.  This one rocks!  Must read.

Selective Celling: Inmate Population in Ohio's Private Prisons: May, 2001, 29 pages. Policy Matters Ohio. Argues that prison cost savings are a myth by sending only low-cost prisoners to private prisons.

Emerging Issues on Privatized Prisons Bureau of Justice Assistance: February, 2001, 91 pages.

Florida Department of Children & Families Office of Inspector General; Response to Allegations Involving Inappropriate Behavior on Behalf of Staff at the Martin Treatment Center for Sexually Violent Predators; November 20, 2000; 4 pages. Report on VERY inappropriate actions by Liberty Behavioral Healthcare staff at retirement party. These folks were hired to oversee sexual predators?

Santa Fe County Grand Jury Report on the Santa Fe County Detention Center Tour of Facility; November 17, 2000; 2 pages; Chief Judge Michael E. Vigil: Grand Jury report on conditions in the Cornell run detention center.

The Prison Payoff: The Role of Politics and Private Prisons in the Incarceration Boom: November, 2000,  40 pages. Western States Center and Western Prison Project.

Victor Cullen Academy Performance Audit; October 23, 2000; Office of Audits, Office of Professional Responsibility and Accountability; Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice; Executive Summary; 6 pages: Damning report on CSC's youth facility.  Must read.

Washington State Attorney General's Opinion AGO 2000 No. 8; 8 pages;  ROBERT J. FALLIS: AG's opinion that counties cannot privatize jail operations in Washington State.

Correctional Services Commissioner's Report on the Metropolitan Women's Correctional Centre's Compliance With its Contractual Obligations and Prison Services Agreement; 19 pages; Sept. 13, 2000: Report findings.  The Victorian Government of Australia's report on the CCA women's prison that lead to the take over by the government.

State of Florida, Executive Office of the Governor, Chief Inspector General's Office, Office of Investigations: Correctional Privatization Commission Clayton M. Hodges/Ronald T. Jones; Sept. 8, 2000; 8 pages: Executive Summary and Report of Investigation.  The IG determined that Mr. Hodges did violate the law by not filing in a timely manner an honorarium from MTC.  Mr. Jones also violated the law by taking a job with CCA within the two-year post-employment restriction.

Serious Incident Report Bartlett State Jail CCA; 11 pages; Report of Findings. Texas Department of Criminal Justice; September 7, 2000: Investigation into recent escape of two prisoners.

Sago Palm Report ; Florida Department of Juvenile Justice; August 9, 2000; 22 pages: David and Gaye Bachman's scathing report exposing significant short comings in management, suggesting no one in Securicor knew who was in charge and that inadequately trained guards had a difficult time asserting authority, resulting in frequent use-of-force against juveniles.

Inmate Transfers to Out of State Private Prisons; 13 pages; Lehn Fitzgerald, Office of Wisconsin Senator Gwendolynne Moore; August 3, 2000: Damning report on the mishandling of Wisconsin inmates in out of state for-profit private prisons.

The National Institute on Money in State Politics: Private Prisons, Politics& Profit; July 1, 2000; A report by Edwin Bender on the influence private prisons have in state politics.

Prison Privatization: Recent Developments in the United States; 44 pages; Judith Greene, Senior Justice Fellow Center on Crime, Communities & Culture Presented at ICOPA Toronto, Canada May 12, 2000: Most recent analysis of for-profits by internationally known researcher, Judy Greene.

Private Adult Correctional Facilities: Fines, Failures and Dubious Practices; April 2000; Stephen Nathan for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union; excellent overview on the for-profit private prison industry asking whether Ontario should privatize given the history of the industry.

Private Prison Review Report No. 99-33: Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability; February 2000; 25 pages: Analysis by Florida Legislative research department outlining troubles at CCA’s Lake City Correctional Facility.

.Emerging Issues on Privatized Prisons; February 2000; Bureau of Justice Assistance; state of the state of the industry.

US Department of Justice Report on Northeast Ohio Correctional Center: John L. Clark; November 25, 1998: Review of CCA problems at NEOCC facility with D.C. inmates including assaults, escapes, murders and other problems.

Private Prisons in the United States An Assessment of Current Practice: July, 1998, 222 pages. Abt Associates.

Review of Bay Correctional Facility and Moore Haven Correctional Facility Report No. 87-68; Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability; April 1998; 65 pages: Analysis by Florida Legislative research department showing that CCA’s Bay CF costs the State more to run and that Wackenhut’s Moore Haven does not meet the 7% cost savings requires by law.

Private and Public Prisons Studies Comparing Operational Costs and /or Quality of Services; United States General Accounting Office; August 1996; 41 pages: Analysis by the Federal Government showing no cost savings by for-profit private prisons.

Privatization and Contracting in Corrections: Results of an NIC Survey; US National Institute of Corrections; February 1996: Special issue report on the privatization of corrections.