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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Castillon, et al. v. CCA (Assault at Idaho CC)

A lawsuit alleged a pattern of misconduct at the Idaho Correctional Center (ICC), which is operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). Specifically, the lawsuit alleged CCA encouraged violent gang activity at the facility, to the point that gangs were used in lieu of correctional officers to maintain control over the inmate population. The plaintiffs, inmates at ICC, suffered serious injuries after they were attacked in May 2012 by inmates believed to be members of two organized gangs. In March 2017, a jury found that CCA “was deliberately indifferent to a substantial risk of serious harm to Plaintiffs and disregarded it by failing to take reasonable measures to address it, in violation of their Eighth Amendment rights” and that CCA “had a widespread or longstanding practice or custom of understaffing at ICC.” But the jury found the plaintiffs failed to prove the understaffing caused the violation, and thus awarded no damages.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
State/Local
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Original Complaint
11/9/2012
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Corrections Corporation of America $0
Further Information Released
Verdict 3/9/2017
First Amended Complaint 1/18/2013

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database