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APNewsBreak: FBI investigates prison company

March 8, 2014 • Business


FILE – This June 15, 2010, file photo, shows the Idaho Correctional Center south of Boise, Idaho. The FBI has launched a criminal investigation into private prison company Corrections Corporation of America, which ran what Idaho inmates called “Gladiator School” because of a violent reputation they say understaffing helped create. The Nashville, Tenn.-based CCA has operated Idaho’s largest prison for more than a decade, but last year, CCA officials acknowledged it had understaffed the Idaho Correctional Center by thousands of hours in violation of the state contract. (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield, File)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The FBI has launched an investigation of the Corrections Corporation of America over the company’s running of an Idaho prison with a reputation so violent that inmates dubbed it “Gladiator School.”

The Nashville, Tenn.-based CCA has operated Idaho’s largest prison for more than a decade, but last year, CCA officials acknowledged it had understaffed the Idaho Correctional Center by thousands of hours in violation of the state contract. CCA also said employees falsified Login to read more

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