Private Prison Operator CCA Falsified Nearly 4,800 of Unmanned Hours

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Corrections Corporation of America admitted Thursday that it had falsified staffing records at the privately-run Idaho Correctional Center, south of Boise, thus violating CCA's contract with the State of Idaho.

The admission came after an investigation by the Idaho State Police and an internal review found that correctional officers claimed that they had staffed security positions at ICC, when in fact the posts had been left vacant. Nearly 4,800 hours during a seven month-period were falsified.

CCA said it would compensate Idaho for the falsification.

The Idaho Department of Correction also said it would work with the State Department of Administration to determine what steps to take regarding CCA's $29 million annual contract with the State, which expires on June 30, 2014.

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