OSHA complaints show awful conditions inside private prisons … for the employees / Fire, lead, and vermin are just some of the everyday hazards

Source: Beryl Lipton, MuckRock, January 15, 2014

MuckRock’s September request for complaints made to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) against Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has so far yielded only four complete responses from OSHA’s ten regional offices. None of them mention interpersonal inmate issues but nonetheless they offer glimpses into what goes on within prison walls…..The largest fine for this group of offenses rang in at $3,675 in Ohio, but as CCA noted in its RFP for another Ohio institution, it makes enough money to cover those, no problem….