The nation’s largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.
Gov. Jerry Brown asked groups representing crime victims and state prison guards on Monday to help him lobby Republican lawmakers on his proposal to close a budget deficit that once stood at nearly $27 billion.
Luis Hernandez awoke from surgery with one less kidney, but, knowing he helped save a man’s life, left him with a full heart. His organ helped save Gaston Benjamin’s life — a man Hernandez had never met.