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Lawmakers pore over competing plans for prisons

...around the state. Frank Prewitt, a consultant for Cornell Companies, said that firm's proposal for a 1,200-bed...senior vice president for governmental affairs at Cornell Companies, said the firm can do the job for less than the...
Prosecutors: Proxies used for advocacy

...unidentified legislator to carry out illegal acts. Sound off on the important issues at While Anderson was advocating for Cornell Companies, a Texas-based developer of private prisons, he also tried help Cornell win approval for a juvenile mental-health...
Records reveal details leading to indictment

...Bethel, Nome and several Anchorage locations. Low occupancy rates were hurting profits, especially in Anchorage. Cornell Companies, the Houston-based owner of the facilities, also had some top lobbyists on their payroll, including a former...
Ketchikan next in line for prison pitch

...Jack Shay. Shay said a prison could help the local economy. He said a conversation with private prison operator Cornell Companies may be the next step. Cornell spokesman Paul Doucette said it might be a race to see who placed the phone call first...
Corrections commissioner backs state - not private - prisons

...presentation to the Senate State Affairs Committee. But Frank Prewitt, a former corrections commissioner working for Cornell Companies, a Houston, Texas-based private prison firm pushing the Whittier project, said the state's cost figures were...
Guard error led to Alaska uprising at Colo. prison

...Correctional Facility. A correctional officer in a central area electronically unlocked the cells of 41 inmates, Cornell Companies spokesman Charles Seigel told The Anchorage Daily News on Thursday. The mistake at 1:20 a.m. on April 14 allowed...
Kenai votes on private prison

...Public Offices Commission, about three times as much as prison opponents. Big supporters of the prison ads are Cornell Companies Inc., selected by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly to operate the facility, and the Kenai Natives Association...
Kenai private prison defeated

...the ballot issue - about three times as much as their opponents. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly had chosen Cornell Companies to operate the 800-bed, medium security facility on land owned by the Kenai Natives Association. The state had...
Private prisons succeed only by failing society enterprise. Even before HB 149 was signed, Cornell Companies Inc., a Texas-based company, was chosen for...basic task of confining inmates safely and humanely. Cornell Companies Inc. and their cohorts (who have the inside track...
Top lobbyist admits conspiracy scheme

...legislator's assistance to a private corrections company. Details of the company in court filings match a description of Cornell Companies Inc. of Houston, Texas, which has tried and failed to win support for a private prison in Alaska. According to...


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