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Prison Requires Prisoners to Defecate in Plastic Bags: Private Prison, Faces Concerns About 'Unacceptable' Conditions

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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 'groundbreaking' move that would serve as a model for other states looking to cut costs. But in the year since Corrections Corporation of America took over the 1,700-bed Lake Erie Correctional Institution, state audits have found patterns of inadequate staffing, delays in medical treatment and 'unacceptable living conditions' inside the prison -- including inmates lacking access to running water and toilets. The state docked the company nearly $500,000 in pay because of the violations. In addition, a major uptick in crime near the private prison has burdened the small town of Conneaut, Ohio...Officers responded to 229 calls related to the prison last year, nearly 4 times as many as the previous five years combined

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Can't believe that Ohio isn't doing more to allevi... by Suzana Megles on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 2:12:29 PM