Two quick links here to stories of staff at private prisons breaking the law while working. The title link goes to a story of a young CO in Oklahoma who has been charged with bringing cell phones and tobacco, both considered contraband, into the private CCA prison where he worked.
The other story involves a mental health counselor at a private GEO facility in Florida that houses sexually violent predators. This counselor had an ongoing relationship with one of the prisoners, having engaged in sexual intercourse with him over 15 times. But that's not all. The GEO Group took over the facility from the previous contractor after it lost the contract due to high turnover as a result of counselors having sex with prisoners.
Private prisons hire unqualified staff.