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By Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma Watch 

Purchase would increase dominance of private prison company


CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corp. of America, owns and operates the Cimarron Correctional Facility near Cushing, where in 2015 four inmates were fatally stabbed during a gang fight.

Oklahoma’s largest private-prison company is proposing to acquire the state’s second largest provider of halfway houses, which would give the company a dominant footprint in private incarceration in the state.

CoreCivic – formerly known as Corrections Corp. of America – has been in talks with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and nonprofit Center Point Inc. to acquire the nonprofit’s halfway h...

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