CCA’s Private Immigrant Prison in Ohio on Lockdown After Protests Over Prison Conditions

There was a prisoner protest at CCA’s private immigrant prison in Youngstown, Ohio today. WYTV reports that, “a woman who identified herself as the aunt of an inmate at the prison told WKBN that her nephew and fellow inmates were protesting the prison’s food and the way the guards treat them.”

NEOCC is on lock-down and there are “Between 20 and 30 prisoners […] in the recreation area and the Warden is talking with them to try and end the situation.”

WYTV.com

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Prisoners are arguing with officials at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center on Hubbard Road in Youngstown Tuesday evening after a morning riot led to threats against a female guard.

A jail worker said the prisoners started rioting in the outside recreation area around 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The prisoners threatened to kill a female guard, who was later escorted out of the jail for her safety.

Between 20 and 30 prisoners are still in the recreation area and the warden is talking with them to try and end the situation.

A woman who identified herself as the aunt of an inmate at the prison told WKBN that her nephew and fellow inmates were protesting the prison’s food and the way the guards treat them.

Candace Rivera, who works as a quality assurance manager at the jail, sent WKBN this statement on the situation:

“The Northeast Ohio Correctional…

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