corrections corporation of america
When CCA first opened a prison in Estancia, home of the last hanging in New Mexico, the Detention Facility was responsibly for just under 300 offenders. Now it clocks in at over 900 inmates, over half the town’s population.
MuckRock’s September request for complaints made to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) against Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has so far yielded only four complete responses from OSHA’s ten regional offices. None of them mention interpersonal inmate issues but nonetheless they offer glimpses into what goes on within prison walls.