Calif. Officials Sign Deal With Private Prison Contractor
On Monday, California officials signed a deal with private prison contractor Geo Group to lease space for about 1,400 inmates to help reduce overcrowding in state-owned prison facilities. Geo Group owns two lower-security prisons in Adelanto and McFarland. According to the contractor, the deal will last for five years, and inmate transfers will begin by December.
- "California Signs Private Prison Deal" (St. John, "PolitiCal," Los Angeles Times, 9/23).