First published on WhyIHateCCA
The ACLU of Hawaii has filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of the family of Clifford Medina, a 23-year-old Hawaiian prisoner who was murdered in the Saguaro Correctional Center, a CCA prison in Arizona. The lawsuit contends that the company’s negligence and drive for profit led to Medina’s murder by a fellow prisoner. This murder was one of two in a very short time frame at the facility, and one of a few issues that led the Governor of Hawaii to pledge to return all his prisoners to the islands, including an alleged sexual assault by a staff member at this same prison.
The lawsuit has already been covered by a ton of media outlets, so I won’t go into a detailed breakdown. Suffice it to say, I effing hate CCA. I’ll just give you links