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Judge to open documents in Idaho prison lawsuit

August 5, 2013 • Business


FILE – In this June 15, 2010 file photo, the Idaho Correctional Center is shown south of Boise, Idaho. A federal judge has ordered that several documents be unsealed in a lawsuit between Idaho inmates and Corrections Corporation of America just days before a hearing is set over whether the private prison company should be held in contempt of court. A group of inmates is suing Corrections Corporation of America, contending the company is working with a few powerful prison gangs to control the facility and save money on staffing. (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield, File)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has ordered that several documents be unsealed in a lawsuit between Idaho inmates and Corrections Corporation of America just days before a hearing is set over whether the private prison company should be held in contempt of court.

Inmates at the Idaho Correctional Center, represented by the ACLU of Idaho, brought the lawsuit in 2010, contending the CCA-run prison was so violent that prisoners called it “Gladiator School.”

CCA denied the allegations, but the Login to read more

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