Private Prison Companies
The trend toward privatization of jails and prisons has progressed to the point that roughly ten percent of all state and federal prisoners, pretrial detainees and immigrants in detention are housed in privately-operated facilities.
Our federal, state, and local governments spend more than a billion dollars a year to pay for-profit private prison companies to operate correctional and detention facilities, primarily to two corporations, the Corrections Company of America (CCA) and the GEO Group. Because of their receipt of government funds, these companies are subject to False Claims Act liability for fraud in connection both with obtaining and billing under their government contracts, including, for example, for:
- Bribing government officials in order to procure contracts
- Falsely certifying compliance with contract requirements or state or federal law
- Falsely reporting staffing levels. Read more
If you have knowledge and solid evidence of fraud or false claims involving fraud against the Government by private prison companies, please contact our whistleblower lawyers. Consultations are free and confidential.