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Corrections Corporation of America [CCA]: A Critical Look At Its First Twenty Years

Publication year: 2003
CCA's prison conditions, alleged financial instability, self-defeating labor practices, attempts to influence public policy, and use of questionable research are investigated. The following sections comprise this report: executive summary; introduction; a new CCA?--recent scandals and controversies; a failed experiment--operating history through mid-2000; honest graft--how to seek contracts and try to shape public policy the CCA way; a wild rideCCA's financial performance; locking down labor costs; CCA's international operations--an overview; underachieving in the U.K. (plus the unlawful death of Alton Manning); anatomy of a failed private prison in Australia; superiority unproven research on U.S. private prisons; and conclusion.