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Bill could bring more inmates to private prison in Youngstown

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The American Civil Liberties Union is characterizing an amendment to a state bill as a “bail out” of the private prison in Youngstown.

Changes made to House Bill 185 would allow more people to be housed in prisons for profit, such as the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center on Hubbard Road, according to the ACLU.

The parent company of NEOCC, Core Civic (formerly CCA) has a contract with the U.S. Marshals Service to house prisoners awaiting trial in Youngstown that won't expire until at least 2018.

However, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons pulled 1,400 offenders from private prison in Youngstown last year after awarding its contract to another company.

The ACLU admits that Ohio prisons are bursting at the seams, but says using more private prisons is not a solution.

“They're at 130% capacity, housing over 50,000 prisoners in a system built for 38, 000. Sending these prisoners to a private prison, whose sole mission is to reap profits from incarceration, does not address the underlying problem in our overcrowded prisons, and may actually make it worse," said Jocelyn Rosnick, assistant policy director of the ACLU of Ohio.

The latest version of the bill, which is now headed to the Senate, may be read in its entirety here.

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