Advocates Demand County Stop Contracts with CCA, and Start Hunger Strike

Reporting San Diego

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All photos, courtesy Mark Bartlett

July 6, 2016 (San Diego) The community is fed up, about mass incarceration and the consequences of it. But they are also fed up that the County has placed two facilities within walking distance of schools and churches. They are also now fed up that the company that owns these facilities is no longer even local, but one of the largest private prison owners in the United States. This is Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), that currently has the contract and runs two reentry facilities in South East San Diego. They run a third in Otay Mesa.

According to activist (and records)  “The CCA is the largest for ­profit prison industry in America and they currently operate three Correctional Facilities across San Diego County. Two out of the three facilities are located in the heart of Southeast San Diego and Barrio Logan. Both centers…

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