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Chris Kirkham

Florida Isn't Apologizing For Lax Oversight At Abusive Youth Prisons

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The head of Florida's juvenile justice department defended her agency's oversight of private prison contractors before a state Senate panel on Wednesd...

Chris Kirkham

Lawsuits Allege Private Prison Company Covered Up Youth Sex Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

A pair of recent lawsuits against a private youth prison operator in Florida amplify claims that the company, Youth Services International, has freque...

Chris Kirkham

Florida Senator Pushes For Abusive Youth Prison Company To Face Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

A top lawmaker in Florida is calling for a legislative hearing on abuses at the state's juvenile prisons run by the troubled for-profit contractor You...

Chris Kirkham

Troubled Youth Prison Company Wins Even More Contracts

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 11.14.2013 | Business

Despite voluminous evidence that inmates have suffered violence, sexual abuse and neglect inside the facilities of a private juvenile prison operator,...

Massive Youth Prison Riot Over Cup O' Soup Destroys 18 Buildings

The Tampa Tribune | | Posted 10.19.2013 | Miami

Three Cup O' Noodle soup servings were at the heart of a riot at a Polk County juvenile detention facility Saturday night. The melee needed 150 law en...

'Highly Disturbing' Sex Abuse Allegations At State-Contracted Youth Agency

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary | Posted 09.01.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE -- One female staff member has been fired and an intern suspended at a private agency that works with troubled youth as the state's De...

Florida Moves To Privately-Run Juvenile Jails

Posted 10.15.2012 | Miami

In an effort to reduce costs, Florida's state-run residential programs for juveniles will soon be completely privatized. The Florida Department of ...