Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ohio Private Prisons: 50% more assaults

When states contract with private prisons, it's to ease taxpayer burdens. But then the consequences: "One study by George Washington University found private prisons have a 50 percent higher rate of inmate-on-staff assault and a 66 percent higher rate of inmate-on-inmate assault. The troubling numbers were attributed to lower standards at private prisons that keep costs low and profits high."

The Ohio Correction facility, the first private prison in the state, was cited for 47 violations by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODFC).


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