Friday, October 28, 2011
CCA's Revolving Door Continues to Turn
CCA's influence in Idaho just got a boost, thanks to the departure of the Governor's long-time aide to a lobbying firm. After working for four years as the top aide to Governor Otter, Jason Kreizenbeck is leaving the administration to take a job with one of the largest lobbying firms in the state, led by former Senator Skip Smyser. Smyser's firm represents, among other clients, CCA, whose failure to adequately operate the Idaho Correctional Center resulted in a huge lawsuit against the company for violence so pervasive it was called "Gladiator School" by the prisoners housed there.