Wednesday, January 18, 2012
CCA Ignores Problems Until a Crisis Develops
Apologies for being so late on getting to this, but I wanted to put in a quick link here to a story about a riot that took place in Colorado about 7 years ago at a CCA prison in Crowley. After an extensive investigation, it's been revealed that CCA failed to adequately train it staff and failed to prepare for emergency situations such as riots. They also neglected many warning signs that the facility was nearing a crisis point, failing repeatedly to prevent the brewing unrest. Following continuous abuse at the hands of the undertrained staff, some prisoners began to riot while others tried to stay in their cells to avoid getting in trouble. After the riot had been raging for hours, a special forces unit was called in to put it down. Many prisoners reported they then received harsher treatment from staff following the incident than anything they had experienced during the riot.