Open Records Advocate Continues Challenge to CCA

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled twice that the Corrections Corporations of America (CCA) is a functional equivalent of a government entity and must operate at the same level of transparency required of the government. Most recently the court supported a Chancery Court’s ruling ordering the Nashville-based company, which operates prisons in 20 states, to provide settlement agreements stemming from legal complaints against the company. The Nashville City Paper talks with the man who has led the charge to open up CCA records, Alex Friedmann.