Written by: Jeff Amy – The Associated Press
11:09 PM, Jun. 13, 2012
A private prison operator that is giving up its business in Mississippi could face up to $104,000 in fines from federal workplace safety regulators.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said GEO Group exposed employees to assaults by inmates at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility near Lost Gap.
Citations issued Tuesday by OSHA say GEO Group knowingly failed to provide adequate staffing, fix malfunctioning cell door locks or provide training to protect employees from inmate violence, including stabbings, bites and other injuries. Continue reading