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  • alwaysquestion1 alwaysquestion1 May 15, 2000 10:40 AM Flag

    News, in Answer to Post 1190

    It appears Management is working to solve the
    problems. Kudos to Dr. Zoley, for a point by point
    resolution, which is strikingly similiar to what I had just
    pointed out.

    Imagine that, and I have no College
    Education, just common sense. Good Luck WHC Longs, the
    prices will show the results of the efforts.

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    • addressed and Zoley's PR is just what the company
      needs to re-establish credibility, rumors of more
      problems keep popping up.


      May 13, 2000, Saturday MICHIGAN

      Pg. a5

      HEADLINE: LaSata wants prison to get closer scrutiny


      LANSING--State legislators will
      conduct a hearing on the Michigan Youth
      Facility this summer, following an investigation by The
      Grand Rapids Press that questioned the private prison's
      ability to handle its young wards.

      "I'm equally
      concerned with the safety of corrections officers as well
      as the inmates at the facility," said state Rep.
      Charles LaSata, R-St. Joseph, chairman of the House
      Appropriations corrections subcommittee.

      LaSata also
      told The Grand Rapids Press that he would ask the
      Department of Corrections for quarterly
      reports on the youth prison, instead of the now-required
      yearly reports.

      LaSata is the second state
      lawmaker to call for hearings in response to The Grand
      Rapids Press investigation.

      State Sen. William
      VanRegenmorter, R-Georgetown Township, chairman of the Senate
      Judiciary Committee, said he has not scheduled a hearing
      but hopes to tour the prison next week.

      Press' five-month investigation into the treatment of
      juveniles in prison found it was more violent than the
      state's six maximum-security prisons. Young inmates
      attack one another and guards and try to kill
      themselves, according to prison reports obtained by the

      The state sends the facility most of
      its juveniles sentenced as adults. The facility has
      about 330 inmates.

      The prison is owned and
      operated by Wackenhut Corrections Corp. of Florida.

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