TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 25, 2017
Nashville-based CoreCivic, formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, is under scrutiny after a Department of Justice audit found safety issues, under-staffing and general lack of oversight at one of its Kansas prison facilities, the Tennessean reports. The audit found that correctional officer vacancies were as high as 23 percent, employees were not paid for sick time and prison officials tried to mislead accreditors at the maximum security Leavenworth Detention Center. The report also finds that the U.S. Marshal Service showed a “lack of effective continuous monitoring” and that they failed to punish CoreCivic for any of these transgressions despite acknowledging them.