Lawsuits Allege Private Prison Company Covered Up Youth Sex Abuse

 

A pair of recent lawsuits against a private youth prison operator in Florida amplify claims that the company, Youth Services International, has frequently covered up reports that staff sexually abused young people held inside its facilities.

According to a suit filed in October in federal court, the top administrator at one YSI […]

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Florida Senator Pushes For Abusive Youth Prison Company To Face Hearing

A top lawmaker in Florida is calling for a legislative hearing on abuses at the state’s juvenile prisons run by the troubled for-profit contractor Youth Services International.

Darren Soto, one of the leading Democrats in the Florida Senate, sent letters Tuesday to fellow lawmakers and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, which oversees […]

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Robin Jensen, Making Profits From Children’s suffering?

Private foster care adds profit to mix of helping children

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By KATHLEEN CHAPMAN Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Compassion is meeting capitalism as big companies move into the business of caring for children and the poor in Florida.

Since the state privatized its foster-care system, it has […]

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