about TransCor. I'd call either CCA or PZN since either is toll-free. Since PZN is the publicly traded company and CCA is the private OPCO, only PZN has an IR department. Here are their respective toll-free numbers:
CCA: (800) 624-2931 PZN: (888) 350-7348
At PZN, Peggy Wilson Lawrence is Vice President Investor Relations. Peggy's able assistant is Kerry Reitz. I'd expect you'll get knowledgeable answers to your questions by going directly to the source.
Transcor is a part of the operating company CCA as we are refered to. It must be profitable, all new busses are being purchased and they are expanding there numbers. Thinking of opening an office in Colorado. Rumor.
Denver & The West Woman claims private guards assaulted her ACLU files suit against company over prisoner's trip from Texas Kirk Mitchell Denver Post Staff Writer
03/02/99 Denver Post Rockies Page B-01 (Copyright 1999)
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado filed suit Monday against the nation's largest private prisoner-transport company on behalf of a
woman who claims a guard sexually assaulted her during a five-day trip from Texas.
TransCor America employed an all-male crew for the March 1998 trip to Colorado despite similar incidents, similar lawsuits and a company policy that required the presence of at least one female guard, the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver alleges.
"It is time for TransCor to take full responsibility for the safety and treatment of prisoners that the government entrusts to its care," ACLU legal director Mark Silverstein said. "No woman should ever have to endure what our client went through."
TransCor spokesman Kevin Townsel could not be reached for comment from the company's headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. Corrections Corp. of America, which runs private prisons in Colorado and nationwide, recently
bought TransCor, the ACLU said.
The 43-year-old plaintiff, who is not named in the suit, has been married for 19 years and has four children, Silverstein said.
She lived in Colorado for 20 years before moving to Texas and was returned to the state by TransCor to face a welfare theft charge, for which she later received probation, he said.
A TransCor employee named Jesse or "Sarge" assaulted the female
prisoner during pat-down searches, the lawsuit says.
"He repeatedly slid his hands up her thighs and touched her buttocks when he applied leg shackles," the lawsuit says. "He repeatedly touched her
breasts while handcuffing her."
The assaults grew worse during the trip to Colorado, the lawsuit says. Referring to the prisoner's shackles, "Jesse" would often say, "When you are wearing my jewelry, you belong to me."
He allegedly warned her not to tell anyone because no one would believe
her and he knew where her family lived.
The woman also was forced to go without using a bathroom for more than 13 hours at a stretch because guards insisted on watching her, Silverstein
TransCor, which also transports prisoners for the Colorado Department of Corrections, was transporting the plaintiff for Fremont County. Fremont County officials could not be reached for comment.
The suit, filed by attorney John Webb for the ACLU, joins two similar cases pending against TransCor in federal court in Denver.
"When it comes to regulations governing interstate transportation, circus
animals and cattle receive more government protection than prisoners," Silverstein said.
One prisoner transported from Ohio to Colorado spent 20 days traveling through 20 states including New York and South Dakota. Prisoners endure these long trips without a change of clothing and often are told to urinate in