Private companies like CCA have been losing contracts in some states, but not in CA – the state signed an agreement with the GEO Group for two lower security facilities.
I am not for or against privatization as a whole – there are pluses and minuses to it – but one thing is absolutely true: it’s not an easy transition from a state to a private facility. You can’t just snap your fingers, change out the staff, and everything keeps running the way it had before. Those facilities (and the inmates in them) are in for a rocky ride.
Read more about the CA deal here.