Idaho inmates claim gangs run prison

A lawsuit filed by eight inmates in the Idaho DOC claims that a prison operated by the Corrections Corporation of America is essentially run by gangs.  An investigation by the DOC following a violent assault of an inmate indicated that CCA staff were not following appropriate policies.  In addition, prison staff began housing gang members together in cell blocks in an effort to reduce violence; however, this reportedly resulted in staff having to negotiate cell placements with the gangs and losing the ability to enforce rule violations due to threats and intimidation.

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