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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Sexual Harassment and Retaliation at Crowley County Correctional Facility

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled a lawsuit against Dominion Correctional Services, LLC and Corrections Corporation of America for $1.3 million and remedial relief on behalf of 21 female former workers who were allegedly subjected to a sexually hostile work environment and retaliation at the Crowley County Correctional Facility, an all-male medium security prison in Olney Springs, Colorado. (From December 2000 until January 2003, Dominion operated the prison. In January 2003, CCA purchased and assumed the assets and liabilities of Dominion.) The EEOC charged that female employees at the prison were subjected to unwelcome sexual harassment that included male managers forcing them to perform sex acts in order to keep their jobs. The lawsuit also alleged that female employees who complained about the sexually hostile workplace were retaliated against. In the settlement, neither company admitted liability.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
EEOC
Contracting Party
State/Local
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
10/13/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Corrections Corporation of America $1,300,000
Further Information Released
EEOC Press Release 10/13/2009
Complaint 1/11/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database