CoreCivic's entrance to their headquarters.
Private Prison Systems

CoreCivic Gets Contract Extension in Montana Despite Lawsuits and Reputation

Not regarding its terrible reputation and numerous lawsuits over human rights abuses, Gov. Bullock of Montana went and renewed the contract of CoreCivic. CoreCivic, one of the largest private prison companies in America, is at it again. This time, it succeeded at manipulating the Montana governor into winning a contract extension. The private prison establishment Read More…

Prison Health Issues

Tennessee’s Diabetic Prisoners Denied Insulin Due to Greedy, Cost-Cutting Measures

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has joined a class-action lawsuit against CoreCivic for failing to provide diabetic prison inmates with required insulin shots. Formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, CoreCivic is one of the largest operators of private prisons in the United States. The detention company owns about 65 prisons and eight immigration detention Read More…

Protesters against CoreCivic camped out at the company's entrance.
Private Prisons

The Human Rights Disaster: Protesters Arrested Outside of CoreCivic

A group of protesters blocking the entrance to CoreCivic headquarters have been carted away by police. They were protesting the human rights abuses of the private prison company. CoreCivic Has Demonstrators Thrown in Jail A group of protesters blocked the entrance to CoreCivic’s headquarters claiming the private prison company is a: “…human rights disaster in Read More…

Montana Rejects CoreCivic Offer
Private Prisons

Private Prison Company CoreCivic Negotiations with Montana DOC Stalled

Montana Department of Corrections and CoreCivic are at a stalemate in discussions. This comes just about a year before the expiration of the contract of the private prison company to run Crossroads Correctional Center, causing the state to buy the 550-bed Shelby prison. Villa said on Thursday that the state presented two offers and banned the Read More…

AZ Prisoners Attack Officers
Prison System Issues

Sunday Riot in Arizona Prison Leaves 12 Inmates & 1 Guard Wounded

Twelve prison inmates and one prison guard have sustained various degrees of injuries after a riot broke out on Sunday. The disturbing incident occurred at the Red Rock Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona. The prison is managed by CoreCivic. CBSNEWS reports: “Prisoners are rioting at CCA Red Rock. There have been inmate-in-inmate assaults and inmate-on-staff Read More…

Private Prisons VS Immigration Reform
Private Prisons

California’s Private Immigration Prisons Become Subject to Public Records Act

On January 1, the California Public Records Act went into effect. It holds private immigration detention facilities accountable through open records laws. This also put a freeze on the expansion of the state’s private prison facilities for immigration detainees.     Private Immigration Prisons Under Fire California is the first state in the country to apply open documentation Read More…

Hurricane Harvey Texas Prisons
Prison System Issues Prison Visits & Issues

What Happens to Your Imprisoned Loved Ones During Natural Disasters?

When a natural disaster strikes, prison inmates must be evacuated. They are just about the lowest people on the list of rescue effort priorities. So, what happens to your loved ones in prisons during natural disasters? Hurricane Harvey Prison Evacuations: Over 8,000 Inmates Hurricane Harvey caused major flooding in Texas. This resulted in authorities evacuating Read More…