- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Youngstown’s mayor says the operator of a private prison there won’t protest the government’s decision to not renew the facility’s contract to house federal prisoners.

The federal Bureau of Prisons said last week that the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center was losing its contract. The facility for low-level offenders is owned by Nashville, Tennessee-based Corrections Corporation of America.

Youngstown Mayor John McNally tells The Vindicator (https://bit.ly/1xV1HCw ) he spoke with corporation officials Wednesday and they won’t be challenging the decision.

The facility houses over 1,400 inmates. It still has four years left on a contract with the U.S. Marshals Service to house hundreds of inmates.

A public affairs director for CCA has said the company will consider other contracts and try to keep as many of its 400-plus employees as possible.

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Information from: The Vindicator, https://www.vindy.com


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