California Sends Inmates to Three Private State Prisons
California is sending 2,100 inmates to three private state prisons to help reduce overcrowding, according to prison officials. James Black of the GEO Group -- which operates the private facilities -- said that the state is paying GEO $60 per inmate per day. According to Black, the transfer initiative will be completed by the beginning of December.
- "California Begins Transferring Inmates to Private Prisons" (Orr, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 10/28).