CoreCivic Inks $3.7M Deal To End Attys' Prison Wiretap Claims

By Hannah Albarazi (August 3, 2020, 10:35 PM EDT) -- Private prison company CoreCivic and communications company Securus Technologies agreed Friday to pay a class of attorneys $3.7 million in Missouri federal court to end claims it violated wiretapping laws by improperly recording client-attorney conversations and then disseminating the information to law enforcement officials and other third parties.

The proposed $3.7 million settlement, if approved by the judge, will resolve claims brought on behalf of a class of roughly 750 attorneys against CoreCivic, formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America and one of the largest U.S. private prison companies, and its telephone services provider Securus, a subsidiary of Aventiv Technologies run by...

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