Friday, September 16, 2011

Lawmakers Call for Investigation of CCA Facility

Legislators in Montana have called for an investigation of the Crossroads Correctional Center, a private prison in Shelby, operated by CCA.  They have heard allegations of numerous failures of CCA to live up to its contractual obligations, including:

holding prisoners beyond their parole dates to continue to receive payments for them
limiting prisoners to 2 rolls of toilet paper and telling them to "use their hands" if they run out
forcing prisoners to sleep in the gym, in defiance of ACA standards
charging the state for vacant staff positions
failing to provide psychiatric services and accommodations for some disabled prisoners

Rarely do we get to see all these failures to provide adequate and humane care together in one facility.

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