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Private prison plans to pay Youngstown $300,000 per year

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Mayor Charles Sammarone announced Tuesday that the city has come to an agreement in principle, likely ending a legal battle with a local private prison over inmate fees.

A news release from the mayor's office says that the Corrections Corporation of America has agreed to pay the city $300,000 annually.

CCA, which operates the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center  on Hubbard Road has been engaged in a legal challenge to the city's one dollar per day, per prisoner tax on it's approximately 2,000 inmates.

Judge R. Scott Krichbaum overruled CCA's claims that the tax was illegal, because it was enacted by city council, and not by a popular vote. However an appeals court overturned that ruling.

The announcement of the  agreement in principal between the city and the prison, will likely end the legal wrangling. In his news release, Mayor Sammarone said that a prompt resolution of the issue is important so that the city and prison operators can focus efforts on promoting the award of a new federal contract to house prisoners.

 Sammarone was referring to the  fact that CCA has until August 15 to submit a competitive proposal to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons in order to continue housing federal prisoners and undocumented immigrants.

CCA recently sent a letter to the mayor saying the loss of the contract to house those inmates threatens the majority of the jobs at the  prison.

 

 

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