The problems that are experienced by WHC have more to do with people than any other reason.
People in Prison for incorrect behavior.
People working in Prison's with incorrect behavior.
Difference, the one with the handcuffs got caught, the one with the baton has not gotten caught.
These problems can be adequately addressed, and perhaps it is time to revise Managements approach to pay and benefit packages, and more selective screening of potential employees.
Not merely hiring someone because they have no criminal record, this can also mean that this person just never got caught for negative behavior.
To attract the best qualified to these jobs, you must have the proper pay and incentive packages to recruit and keep good people that 'watch' the store, when upper management is otherwise occupied.
I think it important to realize that many of these problems could have been prevented by middle management, if they took a more active role in the day to day activities of their lower-level employees.
Their also has to be a greater focus on putting inmates to work everyday, for we know,'idle hands are the Devils workshop.'
The vast majority of the incarcerated WILL be released at some point in time, this is inevitable. Unless they continue negative behavior patterns while incarcerated, they will someday be thrust back into society at large. Working at a job while incarcerated should not be a 'hit or miss', proposition, and merely setiing up warehouses for inmates, is a losing proposition as well.
You sometimes have to spend money to make money, if you operate prisons, 'on the cheap', you will reap the harvest from the seeds you sow.
I believe upper mannagement knows this, it will be difficult to implement, however, if accomplished, then the share price will reflect this fact.