Criminal Justice

CCA’s 30th Anniversary: Nothing to Celebrate


On May 16, 2013, Correction Corporation of America (CCA), one of America’s largest private prison companies, celebrated its 30th anniversary with stakeholders.

Also this day, the ACLU of Ohio Northwest Chapter held its annual dinner, featuring a discussion about the growing problems seen at CCA’s Ohio facility, Lake Erie Correctional Institution (LaECI). The event featured Mike Brickner, communications and public policy director, ACLU of Ohio. Mr. Brickner outlined the significant safety and security issues seen at Lake Erie Correctional Institution – the country’s only prison owned and operated by a private corporation.  Go to the audio and video podcasts of this event here.

Learn more about the Crisis in Conneaut, a timeline of the first 18 months of CCA’s ownership of LaECI.