Up for Debate: CCA won't report sex abuse stats

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 12:34am

Should CCA report stats on rapes and cases of sexual abuse that happen in its prisons?

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98 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 5/11/12 at 4:27

Yes. "We report, you decide".

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 4:29

Of course not- let them cover up all the smarmy activity they want. What kind of rediculous question is this?
In other news, has everybody heard about Williard's bullying a suspected gay guy back in high school? Apparently he cut the guy's hair off while others held him down- add this to his treatment of the family dog and we've got one hell of a nice guy running for president, don't we?

By: Ask01 on 5/11/12 at 4:39

Yet another reason to outlaw for profit prisons.

CCA has no reason to rehabilitate anyone. Why should they and lose all that repeat business?

They do have every reason to cut every penny possible to maximize profits. Let's be honest, the more inmates are mistreated by guards and other inmates, the more bitter they become, and likely to reoffend, further fattening profits.

This company is in a unique position. They are a private business providing a service for the public which would usually be handled by government employees overseen by those who have an interest in seeing inmates not return.

As such, CCA should be required to provide all information just as a government agency would.

Better yet, the company should be investigated to see how many empliyees can become residents.

By: dargent7 on 5/11/12 at 5:23

Ummmm: Yes. Romney was at Cranbook School, an exclusive private school in Bloomfield Hills , Mich. Probably in the early 60's. JFK was just elected President. Think how far back that was!
But, it was High School. Ever been to a frat on a college campus?
They'll make you drink Drano for membership.
Cutting a "gay guy's hair" is chicken feed.
Guy probably needed one anyway and didn't bother to leave a tip.

By: budlight on 5/11/12 at 5:28

Ummmm! Let me see. You were a saint as a kid. Yep, I bet you were.

People do things when they are young and stupid, but they grow up and get over them and change. Unless you're Charles Manson or some other wacko. I made fun of one of my teachers who everyone suspected as gay. He was. Sad to say at a class reunion in the past few years, I found out the actual number of students in my class alone that he had molested. Yep. That saintly gay teacher who I made fun of was molesting my classmates. He's dead now. But they are still suffering the consequences of his behavior. Could they tell on him? Probably not. So please. Give the world a break. Get a live and worry about something besides the fact that someone, as a kid made mistakes -- and now they have grown up.

Funny how Odrama's past has been totally sanitized. Yeah, like he never did or said anything bad. I guess the Muslims don't teach their 8 year olds about the Koran. LOL

By: govskeptic on 5/11/12 at 5:52

The question is does CCA report certain abuses. I suggest they do not,
but without defending them, I suggest it's not reported or even logged
by most Jails, prisons, or other holding facilities public or private all
across the U.S. Federal, State or Local!

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 6:06

Lots of people (myself and "Brainedlight" included, no doubt) do stupid things as teenagers- however, holding a suspected gay kid down and forcibly cutting his hair is definitely more aggressive and meaner-spirited than anything I ever engaged in. My point is, this Romney guy with his callous disregard for the well-being of the family pet (as an adult) and this other lovely episode in his history brands him as a person of questionable character at best.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 6:09

Good morning, Nashville.

I agree with Ask01, this is another excellent reason why privatization of prisons is a thoroughly bad idea.....no transparency.....no control over abuse.

Abuse thrives in isolation and CCA is probably trying to cove up a dismal record in preventing sex crimes in their privately run hell holes. The CCA folks may feel that being a victim of rape is part of the "correctional" process....tthey may feel that inmates deserve to be sexually molested on a regular basis.....their employees may well be orchestrating the rapes....somebody has the videos?

CCA did approve an incredible 4.1 million dollar per annum salary for its chief executive....how many prison wardens anywhere on earth earn an exorbitant salary like that? All that spare cash means that somebody down the line is being ripped off royally...in this case, it's gotta be the taxpayers, right?

We need federal legislation to outlaw private prisons, IMO.....as it stands, the system is ripe for exploitation and it is in fact being fully exploited in Tennessee.

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 6:09

I've never been able to understand how private prisons were beneficial to the tax payers. I believe they are costing us more than it would cost to house prisoners in government prisons.

We're actually having to pay to build their prisons through their contracts, then we have to pay them a profit to house prisoners.

Why have both, government and private prisons?

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 6:15


Have you read Obama's autobiography where he told much of his childhood? So why is it Romney is being put through the wringer for his teenage activities but nothing is being mentioned by the same media about Obama's childhood?

After all, Romney and his friends only held a fellow boy down and cut his hair, yet Obama was on dope.

Is cutting a "queer's" hair worse in your childhood than using narcotics?

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 6:22

Much has also been said about Romney's "mistreatment" of his dog by tying the dog down on the roof of his car.

Was the dog tied down physically or in a cage with the cage being tied down? I haven't read that part of the story so I'll raise the question; have you ever had your dog in your car with the window down he didn't have his head out the window. Or in the back of your pickup truck he didn't have his dead sticking out into the wind off the side of the cab? I haven't and my dogs keep their heads in the wind every time I take them with me.

By: Rasputin72 on 5/11/12 at 6:23

SEX is very important to prison inmates I am told. Romney was a boy once just like most of us. Barack Hussein Obama does not have a history. He just came in out of nowhere. Not that makes any difference to me at all, I could care less whether he is a practicing Muslim or a Mennonite in drag.

I would think that if Romney's childhood is an issue then perhaps Obama should have a childhood resume" For goodness sakes would it not be interesting to find someone who remembers Obama as a student at Harvard. Forget what he may or may not have done. I just would like to hear someone say he "He was in my class where they teach you how to steal from the poor and the rich and the not so rich and give it to yourself"

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 6:30

Romney is an @sshole...came from a long line of them...he fathered five @ssholes....Joseph Smith and Brigham Young were both world-class @ssholes...it goes with the faith.

If you want a Chicken-hawk Mormon @shhole as Commander-In-Chief and POTUS, then vote for Willard Romney.....the jack-knife barber and world-class homophobe.

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 6:30

Yogi says (revealing much about himself): "
Is cutting a "queer's" hair worse in your childhood than using narcotics?"

It absolutely is, idiot. Using narcotics is a victimless crime, assault is not.

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 6:36

Rasputin, while Obama was at Harvard heading up the Law Review, Willard was learning how to steal from the poor and the not-so-poor and give it to himself.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 6:37

Right on, Ummm, our resident usurpist is an "idiot", as you accurately pointed out...as a former prison guard, he probably knows all about the hidden abuse that goes on behind bars....he may have participated in it....The usurpist easily trivialized Romney's assault of that gay student in that expensive boarding school he attended....he's probably done a lot worse to inmates.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 6:41

Wouldn't it be great to read where some homosexual activists kidnap Willard for a few hours and then release him with a jack-knife haircut? Karmic justice, IMO.

By: Kosh III on 5/11/12 at 6:47


The current governor of Hawai'i remembers Obama from shortly after his birth; there are photos of the President on the high school basketball team.

At least Hawai'i is American soil, unlike Panama where McCain was born.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 6:48

Willard escaped the draft during the Vietnam War by going to Paris, France for a couple of years...on a Mormon Mission.....I wonder how many French "queers" got a free haircut, courtesy of this chicken-shit Mormon barber. Lots of gays in France...maybe that was the big attraction for that rich & pretty boy?

Is Willard gay? We have a right to know....is he a sniveling coward and consummate phony? Do we want a jerk like this anywhere near the White House?

BHO has his faults, but he looks great compared with Willard the Wuss.

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 6:52


You mean you're smart enough you'd rather have a dope addict as your illegal president instead of man that pulled a booboo in his teenage years?

And no, using narcotics is not a victimless crime. It is a crime, anyway you look at it (unless it is legally prescribed) when it has notorious effects on it's user.

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 6:57


If we have the right to know if Romney is gay, don't you think we have the right to know just who in the hell Obama is?

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 6:58


If it's okay to question Romney's religion, isn't it also okay to question Obama's religion?

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 7:00

Yogi, you poor old fool, I'd rather have an addicted homosexual communist muslim from Timbuktu as president than anyone you might want to vote for.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 7:03

Cutting somebody's hair against their will, while accomplices hold the victim down is not a "boo boo", Yogi. Today, those "pranksters" would be guilty of a "hate crime"....today, their rich daddies would be forced to settle with the victim & his lawyers....it's very serious stuff...it was a violent assault and the motivation was HATE.

Willard still wants to oppress gays...not with a jack-knife haircut....but with denial of spousal rights and dignity for same-sex couples...Willard would strip the GLBT community of their human and civil rights...he is a known violent homophobe.....the GOP will regret playing this card, the public is in no mood to elect a violent homophobe and draft-dodger as President of the United States.

Willard's life is now being fully exposed for view...an underneath his Ken Doll good-looks, it ain't pretty...he's no idiot, but he is an @sshole....and a coward.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 7:05

Uuum, your 8:00 post is perfect....well said.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 7:10

I ask the forum, in light of the GOP presidential candidate line-up this year, it safe to conclude that the Republican Party today is the party of rich cowardly @ssholes?

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 7:11

Kosh III,

McCain's father was in the Navy on duty in Panama. His mother was also an American citizen where she had him on the Navy base.

The Senate determined him to be a natural born citizen because both of his parents were American citizens. Obama refused to be questioned on his legal eligibility. Ever wonder why he refused to answer those questions?

Barack Obama's father was a British subject from Kenya. His mother was an 18 year old American citizen. The best citizenship he could have gotten would have been dual-citizenship which sure are hell isn't natural born citizen.

It is highly debatable if Obama is an American citizen today.

If you are born as a natural born citizen, you loose that right when you give up your citizenship even if you repatriate it later. which raises the question: What citizenship was shown on Obama's passport on his trip to Pakistan in 1981when they would not accept an American citizen?

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 7:11

Let me re-phrase that: I ask the forum, in light of the GOP presidential candidate line-up this year, is it safe to conclude that today's Republican Party is the party of rich cowardly @ssholes?

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 7:12

Rich, cowardly, power-hungry @ssholes.

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 7:17


Many children's acts today are criminal, but I think you're old enough to remember what kids did 50 years ago was looked a much different than today.

And, Ummm, I might be a poor old fool in your views but you're exposing yourself to be a poor young fool by being so idiotic to accept someone in our nation's highest office when you don't even know the guy's legal name.

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 7:23


Romney may be a rich a$$hole in your dim viewing eyes but Barry Soetoro (a.k.a. Barack Obama) sure wasn't on the welfare line running for office. So, where did he get his money at his young age?

And haven't you wondered why he and his wife "voluntarily" gave up their lawyers licenses?

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 7:27

One could argue, using Yogilogic, that all American Jews are eligible for automatic Israeli citizenship and many US Jews enjoy dual US-Israeli citizenship status...these Jewish Americans are now ineligible to be run for or be legally elected as POTUS or VP.

Joe Lieberman was ineligible to run in 2008? The 39 Jews in the US Congress are all ineligible to be POTUS or VP?

I think Benjamin Netanyahu could run as a Republican today and whip Obama's ass in a contest for US President....and the Yogis out there would not object.....Netanyahu isn't black, that's the whole key to this sordid birther business....it's a racist thing.

By: bfra on 5/11/12 at 7:30

The key to all of yogi's comments, is stupidity! Throw rasputin in that pot, also!

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 7:32

Your point is well taken, Uuum.....when an @sshole is already rich, the only remaining goal left is power.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 7:38

Sorry, Joe Lieberman ran for VP in 2000, not in 2008....Lieberman lost....that was the silver lining in the Bush versus Gore decision.....it may also have saved Gore's life.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 7:41

Cheney was bad, but Lieberman would have been worse, IMO. Both guys are shills for the War Super Lobby....Defense, Israel & Energy.....those two guys are more alike than different.

By: Moonglow1 on 5/11/12 at 7:50

Moonglow1: CCA is a billion dollar company who had a hand is lobbying Jan Brewer to pass the Arizona immigration fiasco. Of course the idea is to increase the number of "clients" \prisoners to CCA owned prisons. And the draconian drug laws really boosted incarceration rates.
Most CCA employees at the corporate office are X wardens who never in their lives made this kind of money.
They keep statistics hidden from the public whose tax dollars keep them in business. Theirs is a business subsidized by the tax payers. Jails and prisons can provide their own staff and security. Why pay extra for the "middle man\CCA. " The CCA business model actually adds an extra layer of cost to jails and prisons. The huge profits are pocketed by the CEO, CFO, and other members of the executive team. Besides rape, CCA prisons have high rates of suicides and deaths by prisoner on prisoner violence.
CCA is a proud member of ALEC and contributor to the Republican cause. They are swimming in cash courtesy of the US taxpayer and militarized war on terror mentality. The USA has more people behind bars than China. CCA must be thrilled.

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 7:51

Gore picked Lieberman to distance himself from Clinton's scandalous behavior (since Joe was otuspoken in his criticism of it), but in hindsight he might have been distancing himself from old age, as you so astutely point out, Loner. Don't know if you're into entertainment fiction Loner, but if you are, I just finished reading a novel called "The Perfect Assassin" which I think you might enjoy. The plot is a plausible representation of the Israeli tail "wagging the dog."

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 7:51

Oops- s/h/b "outspoken."

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 8:03

Wow what a phenomenal coordinated effort. I wondered where all those 'bullying' stories were coming from and it turns out it was just artillery to soften the defenses for the 'Romney hates Queers' attack. Biden had a little premie on the gay marriage thing... but they were able to recover from it with the faux Obama interview where came out for gay marriage. Who knew it was all because they had the Post's hate-bomb in their sweater-vest pocket.

I remember commenting... wondering why the private charity Sarah Cannon was catching so much hell for cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood over abortions. I didn't realize it then but it was the first salvo in the whole War on Women campaign.

I'm not sure it's a winning strategy though. Will Obama be able to cobble together all f his wedges even when some have contradictory interests? The black wedge traditionally has little sympathy for the homosexual wedge. Or will Mittens come around and give Barry the ultimate wedgie?

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 8:11

Sorry... shb 'Susan Komen' not 'Sarah Cannon'

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 8:12

Thank you, Uuum, I'll Google that title. The current euphemisms for "assassination" are "targeted killing" or "extra-judicial killing"...our Israeli buddies came out with those terms.....the "Occupied Territories" are now the "Disputed Territories". The list goes on.

Uuum here is a link to a site that may disappear soon.....it's the "leaked" field guide for Israeli supporters...from the Israel Project. It looks legit.


Israeli Hasbarats patrol the internet, often using the Disqus "follow" feature, to rebut anyone who posts negative comments about the Jewish state....they use this manual as their guide, according to the poster who passed me that URL.

Expert English-language wordsmiths are working overtime to justify and promote apartheid Zionism in Palestine. The nuclear scofflaw state

I bookmarked the page.

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 8:23

Way ahead of you Loner, I downloaded that "Global Language Dictionary" right after you posted the link Wednesday, but haven't had a chance to look over it yet.

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 8:26

Gee, Bennie, you're right! I bet Romney will get tons of support from black voters now that Obama has come out for gay marriage! (And tomorrow it will be raining beer, too.)

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 8:30

Not tons ummm... but I can't imagine how he calculated this as a net advantage except in fund-raising. Maybe in stoking up the base with the college kids he can gain some energy.

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 8:35


To assume you know what you're 'talking' about is ludicrous when you obviously don't know the facts yourself. The constitutional requirements of the two highest offices (President and VP) in this nation were put there for a reason; you must be a natural born citizen. The reason? So no one with strong relations to a foreign nation could become president.

Common sense should tell you both of a natural born citizen's parents would be citizens of the nation in which they are born and that has been determined several times in different cases in the past.

Can you explain why Obama went to Kenya to politic for a relative when he was in the Senate? That was highly unethical yet nothing was a said to him about it by the Congress and especially the Senate. You haven't ever wondered why?

Haven't you ever wondered why Obama continues to refuse to prove his eligibility.

Have you not wondered why the Governor of Hawaii made the statement he would bring Obama's papers out to the public when he was elected as Governor? Haven't you wondered why he couldn't?

You need a little common sense to guide your brilliance, Loner.

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 8:36

Amazingly enough, Ben, not every policy espoused by the president is calculated for political advantage. I'm pretty cynical myself, but I think this may have been just what he says it was- an evolution in his thinking on the subject.

By: Rasputin72 on 5/11/12 at 8:41

UMMM........Harvard is a school particularly the graduate schools of business and law where they teach everybody how to steal from the poor,the rich, the not so rich and the unsuspecting and give to themselves. They teach the Obamas of the world the Romneys of the world and the UMMM's of the world.

Democracies are always in a state of flux dependent upon the emotions and educations of its citizens. The United States is in transition and a new order of things is about to unfold. The country can survive a man like Barack Hussein Obama. What it cannot survive are the people who voted and will vote for Barack Hussein Obama.

The United States is unique in that it is a truly mongrel nation. You do not have the patriotism that a France or a Greece has. Far,Far too fractionalized in the U.S. I think anarchy best suits this countries personality don't you?

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 8:47

That's okay, Ummm,

We all make mistakes. But ignorance is no mistake and ignorance is when you accept someone as your leader who refuses to identity himself as your leader whom you don't even know.

Have you ever questioned why the Kenyan newspapers identify him as a Kenyan when he ran for the Senate and the Kenyan congress acknowledges him in many ways as a Kenyan?

Have you ever wondered what his wife meant when she said they had to take some shots when they went through Africa to his homeland of Kenya?

Presuming you was born in the US, have you ever considered the nation of your ancestors as your homeland?

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 8:58


Obama's so call autobiography will give you some good ideas about him. The book is titled "Dreams from My Father". Note the title is not "Dreams "of" My Father". You can read a little about his father and get a little idea on him. What are his "dreams" of today; Of, or by, his father.

Then considering we don't actually know who the man is; who, in fact, was his father?

The next 185 days toward the vote (if we have one) is going to tell us a lot about him.

By the way, have you heard of Eric Holder filing suit against Sheriff Arpaio on his "racists" facts?