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Chris Kirkham

Private Prison Company Replaces Warden At Facility Plagued By Violence, Drugs | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

The corporate owner of a 1,700-bed private prison in Ohio has replaced its current warden after the state documented widespread gang-related violence ...

Chris Kirkham

'Who Was Going To Die First': Damning Report Reveals Violence, Drug Use At Ohio Private Prison | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business

A new report detailing a state inspection of a private prison in Ohio describes gang-related violence so commonplace and drug use so rampant that many...

Chris Kirkham

Inmates At Private Prison Forced To Defecate In Plastic Bags | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.02.2013 | Business

When a private prison corporation paid Ohio $72.7 million in 2011 to purchase one of the state's facilities, the company touted the deal as a "groundb...

Ohio Becomes First State To Sell Prison To Private Company

AP | By JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 11.02.2011 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A lockup along the shores of Lake Erie has become the first state prison in the nation to be sold to a private company. Lake Erie C...