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  •  I don't think CA has private prisons. (7+ / 0-)

    Although some prisoners may be or had been shipped out of state and IIRC some had been shipped to private facilities.

    •  they are farmed out (4+ / 0-)
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      Currently, some 9,500 state inmates are serving sentences in prisons in Arizona, Mississippi and Oklahoma operated by the Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America. As part of a strategic plan announced in April, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will transfer those inmates back to California facilities by 2016.

      The return of the first group, 600 inmates housed in Arizona, will begin “immediately,” said Corrections Secretary Matthew Cate. Another 4,000 prisoners will return to California in 2014.

      Steve Owen, spokesman for the Corrections Corporation, confirmed the company agreed to modify its contract to lower the total number of California inmates housed in out-of-state facilities from 9,588 to 9,038 for this year. The contract guarantees 90 percent occupancy.

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      by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 01:33:58 PM PST

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