CCA fails to notify Ohio city of inmate protest

Part of its agreement is to notify city of any unusual events

By C1 Staff

YOUNGSTOWN, — A private prison failed to uphold part of their agreement with an Ohio city after a correctional facility went into lockdown when inmates refused to return to their cells.

Vindy reports that Mayor John McNally met Wednesday with Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) Officials to review their agreement, which includes immediate notification of any unusual events.

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The police chief and law director are also to receive a written report within 24 hours.

The Northeast Correctional Center went on lockdown status August 12 when 140 inmates refused to leave the rec yard and started threatening to kill a female corrections officer, according to WKBN. The officer was escorted out for her safety.

Other complaints include bad food, abuse, and being mistreated by corrections officers.

The protest ended peacefully the next day.

CCA assured McNally that in the event of another such protest or riot, proper notification steps would be followed.

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