And as I noted in the last post, the prison for profit system is the dominant factor in why many Americans are incarcerated no let me say this appropriately PERSECUTED. So many "crimes" are exaggerated by the Media and their tails the Legislators and the head of the dog, the Lobbyists, that few laws are written with or without their direct or indirect participation.
I love to review Attorney's websites and of course many of them as well exploit the flavor of the month or whatever "victim advocate acronym/group" that acts as Lobbyists and in turn faux charity to enhance revenge laws to compensate for their anger and grief. I get your pain I just am unsure why I have to pay for it. There is no doubt their role and advocacy plays into the over legislation aka punishment mentality that permeates our jurisprudence system.
Prudence: As defined…
the quality or fact of being prudent1.wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober.2.caution with regard to practical matters; discretion.3.regard for one's own interest
4.provident care in the management of resources; economy; frugality.
FBI takes over investigation of Idaho prison nicknamed ‘Gladiator School’
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Friday, March 7, 2014,
The Correction Corporation of America, a private prison company, is accused of severely understaffing Idaho’s largest prison. According to the ACLU, inmates call the prison ‘Gladiator School’ because it was so violent.
The Nashville, Tenn.-based CCA has operated Idaho's largest prison for more than a decade, but last year, CCA officials acknowledged it had understaffed the Idaho Correctional Center by thousands of hours in violation of the state contract. CCA also said employees falsified reports to cover up the vacancies. The announcement came after an Associated Press investigation showed CCA sometimes listed guards as working 48 hours straight to meet minimum staffing requirements.
Inmates call the prison ‘Gladiator School.’
Idaho Department of Correction spokesman Jeff Ray confirmed Friday that the FBI met with department director Brent Reinke on Thursday to inform him about the investigation. Idaho State Police spokeswoman Teresa Baker said her agency was no longer involved with the investigation and the FBI has taken it over entirely.
CCA spokesman Steve Owen could not be immediately reached, but Owen has previously said that his company would continue to cooperate with any investigation.
Understaffing at Idaho prions has sparked federal lawsuits against CCA.
In 2012, a Boise law firm sued on behalf of inmates contending that CCA had ceded control to prison gangs so that they could understaff the prison and save money on employee wages, and that the understaffing led to an attack by one prison gang on another group of inmates that left some of them badly injured.
The Department of Justice requested a copy of a forensic audit done for the Idaho Department of Correction earlier this year. That audit showed that CCA understaffed the prison by as much as 26,000 hours in 2012 alone; CCA is strongly contesting those findings. CCA's Owen has said the company believes the audit overestimates the staffing issues by more than a third.
CCA's contract with Idaho was worth about $29 million a year. In February the company agreed to pay Idaho $1 million to settle the understaffing claims.