Private Prisons Hearing in Texas

Texas State Senators held a hearing Friday to look into the private management of a network of prisons throughout the state–and to get some information from the GEO Group, which recently lost its contract with the Coke County Juvenile Center after a surprise audit found conditions at the facility deplorable and unsafe. Unfortunately, the GEO Group didn’t bother to show up. “While the hearing answered few questions,” according to the Austin American-Statesman, “it signaled that big regulatory changes could be in store for private prisons in Texas.”

For information about the hearing and commentary about the prospects for oversight, click here, here and here.


One response to “Private Prisons Hearing in Texas

  1. And I posted a link to the video archive of the hearing, along with a guide to the hearing with some time stamps to help folks find certain testimony. It’s at the top of our home page right now.


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