Mississippi Prison Seeks to End Consent Decree

After U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves extended the term of a consent decree involving the seven-unit, 1,260-bed Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in Walnut Grove, Miss. earlier this month, a lawyer for the state’s corrections department invited the judge to visit the private prison for a firsthand look at operational improvements.

Texas Prison Riot Results in Several Layoffs

An overwhelming 2,000 plus inmates rioted recently at a privatized correctional facility located in Southern Texas along the Mexico border.

Ohio Considers Selling Five Prisons

Gov. John Kasich is expected to announce a state budget plan that includes the sale of five state prisons. The new budget would take effect July 1.

MTC Signs $383 Million Contract With Texas

Under the terms of the contract, the Utah-based private prison operator and programming services provider will continue to operate the Willacy County Regional Detention Facility.