Co. Prison Riot Raises Private-Facility Questions

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A riot at a company-run prison in southern Colorado has reignited the debate over private lockups, says the Denver Post. More than 3,500 prison beds in Colorado are managed by companies, nearly 20 percent of the state's prison capacity. "It's a real question for me," said state Rep. Buffie McFadyen, whose district includes eight prisons. "Are we sacrificing safety for cost, and is the cost really cheaper? The Crowley County Correctional Facility, near Olney Springs, is owned and run by Corrections Corp. of America, a Nashville, Tenn.-based company that is the largest private-prison . . .

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