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Youth Services International

Selling Prisoners to the Highest Bidder

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 04.16.2014 | Crime
Roy Speckhardt

Why would prisons fully pursue important policies like educational programs intended to prevent recidivism? If such policies were effective and decreased the number of inmates in their prisons it would negatively impact their bottom line.

Chris Kirkham

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

Huffington Magazine This Week: Juvenile Injustice

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, Chris Kirkham takes an in-depth look at a private prison empire based in Florida. What he learns about the Youth Services International prison system is deeply disturbing.

Chris Kirkham

Georgia Ends Contract At Private Prison Where Youth Alleged Sexual Misconduct | Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business

The state of Georgia will close a juvenile jail where a federal report found an extremely high rate of youth alleging sexual misconduct by staff, endi...