Plum City – (AbelDanger.net). United States Marine Field McConnell has linked a Global Justice matrix of smart-card parolees – allegedly created in the ‘90s in a joint venture between Serco and Krayleigh Enterprises – to his sister Kristine Marcy who allegedly moved a parolee hit team through the Pat Tillman crime scene with smart-card communications synchronized to Serco’s Stratum Zero clock.
McConnell alleges that Serco and Krayleigh Enterprises (set up by the late Kray Twins in the '80s) launched the smart-card parolee scheme with his sister in the mid-‘90s when Mrs. Marcy served as Senior Counsel for the Office of Detention and Removal Operations (DRO) of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and McConnell has elsewhere alleged that the rape and murder of JonBenet Ramsey on Christmas Day 1996 is associated with his sister’s Stratum Zero pedophile hit teams.
#1422 Marine Links Kristine Marcy’s P4 Pedophile Clocks to SES Serco Tillman Spots
“Serco called on to help close bases in Afghanistan
By David Hubler
Jun 18, 2012
Serco Inc. will support the U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) base closure and transition initiative as a result of a new three-year contract valued at $57 million.
The award calls for coordinating logistics [with the Serco smart-card Army and parolee system] and deconstruction of bases throughout Afghanistan, and providing base closure assistance teams to manage multiple base closure tasks, according to the June 18 company announcement.
The teams are responsible for organizing, coordinating and assisting military units with the key aspects of redeployment associated with base closures and transfers.
Serco expects to hire over 70 employees to support this contract at various locations throughout Afghanistan.
The company has provided similar services to U.S. forces in Iraq, assisting military and base commanders in the closure and return of U.S. coalition bases to the government of Iraq and to local landowners.
Serco also contributed to the Army’s current Base Closure Smartbook, as well as the base closure lessons learned documents.
Serco Group plc, of Vienna, Va., ranks No. 33 on Washington Technology’s 2012 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.”
“Serco locks on to prisons manager
By Malcolm Moore
12:01AM BST 06 Jun 2002
Serco, the facilities management group, yesterday aggressively signalled its intention to take full control of prison management business Premier Custodial Group (PCG).
The move would see Serco, which has owned 50pc of PCG since 1992, buy out Wackenhut Corrections, which owns the remaining half.
Wackenhut, the Florida-based prisons and security guard company, was the subject of a £400m takeover by Group 4 Falck in May.
Serco claimed that Group 4's takeover triggered a clause in the joint venture agreement that allows Serco to buy out Wackenhut's share for only 90pc of the fair market value.
This would be estimated by independent analysts, with the resulting figure binding on both parties. Meanwhile, Wackenhut disputes that the clause is valid.
21 May 2002: Serco pulls out of talks on Nats funding
06 Jun 2002
"The change of ownership gives us the right to acquire the remaining share," said a spokesman for Serco. "There is a disagreement, in that Wackenhut doesn't want to part with PCG, but we are confident that the move will go through. We wouldn't have exercised our rights without having taken due advice over the matter."
PCG operates five prisons in the UK, as well as an immigration centre and a range of other custodial services. It is also the market leader in providing electronic tagging systems.
Last year, PCG's gross assets stood at £259.8m, with liabilities of £238.7m. The company made pre-tax profits of £12.3m on turnover of £190.5m.
“This differs from amnesty or commutation of sentence in that parolees are still considered to be serving their sentences, and may be returned to prison if they violate the conditions of their parole. A specific type of parole is medical parole or compassionate release which is the release of prisoners on medical or humanitarian grounds. Conditions of parole often include things such as obeying the law, refraining from drug and alcohol use, avoiding contact with the parolee's victims, obtaining employment, and maintaining required contacts with a parole officer. Some justice systems, such as the United States federal system, place defendants on supervised release after serving their entire prison sentence; this is not the same as parole. In Colorado, parole is an additional punishment after the entire prison sentence is served - it is called 'mandatory parole', per §18-1.3-401(1)(a)(V)(B)”
Private Prisons Firm Stirs Concerns
by Caitlin Rother
August 31, 1998 - San Diego Union Tribune - firstname.lastname@example.org
The world's largest private prison operator, which has come under fire for the way it runs some of its facilities, has chosen San Diego County to be part of its burgeoning California empire. Corrections Corp. of America took over the 200-bed former San Diego city jail on Otay Mesa in late May and will likely accept its first prisoners, federal immigration detainees, within a couple of weeks. The company also broke ground in June on a 1,000-bed medium-security jail next door -- without a contract for prisoners to fill it -- and is bidding to house prisoners at the now-vacant 900-bed county jail in downtown San Diego.
CCA has had success in filling the 79 prisons it operates in the United States, Australia, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. But it has come under scrutiny lately, most notably for the way it runs the facility it built in Youngstown, Ohio.
The 1,700-bed prison there has seen at least 13 stabbings, two homicides and the escape of six inmates -- five of them murderers -since it opened 14 months ago. That compares with 12 assaults and no homicides for Ohio's entire public prison system of 49,000 inmates in 1997. After the escapes, Ohio Gov. George Voinovich immediately wanted to close the prison. He backed off only after the state attorney general warned that would involve a long, hard and perhaps unsuccessful court battle. The governor then asked U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to review the controversy, which has become a focal point for the public vs. private prison debate going on across the country.
Private prison operators such as CCA started emerging to help fill the needs of government agencies nationwide about 15 years ago, but the debate on whether they can operate more efficiently and more cheaply than public prisons continues. Opponents say private operators are a bad alternative and do not have the ability to safely house dangerous felons. The debate is growing more heated as many state prison systems, including California's, are running out of space and have no money set aside to build facilities. Federal agencies also are turning to private contractors because they do not have the time or money to build their own prisons.
When CCA entered into an agreement with San Diego County to take over the 200-bed jail on Otay Mesa from Wackenhut Corrections Corp. and to build the 1,000-bed jail next door, CCA had no contracts to fill these beds. The company also is building a 2,304-bed prison in California City in Kern County and plans to start building a 1,024-bed prison in Mendota outside Fresno by the end of the year, again with no contracts in hand. This is the typical mode of operation for CCA, whose executives often cite the motto "Build it and they will come." "Clearly the need for INS and U.S. Marshals Service beds is pretty prevalent up and down the state," said David Myers, president of CCA's West Coast operation. He said state prisons are reaching capacity as well. Kristine Marcy, a federal immigration official in Washington, D.C., agreed. "I wouldn't worry about finding people to fill those beds, not at all," she said. Marcy said there are "loads and loads" of federal prisoners in lock-ups throughout the Western region, waiting for trials, sentences or deportation. Immigration detainees range from low-to high-security levels and prisons must be able to accommodate them, she said. In addition to the pending contract with CCA for the 200-bed, medium-security jail, the federal government also has announced a need for 800 to 1,000 beds in Southern California for INS and U.S. Marshals Service prisoners. Any private prison operator may submit a bid, Marcy said. In Youngstown, a city of 90,000 people, CCA's proposal to build a 1,700-inmate prison was attractive because it would bring 300 construction and 500 prison jobs to town.
This all happened before George McKelvey became mayor. And if he could reshape history, he said, things would be different. "I sure as hell wouldn't build a private prison in my town, I'll tell you that," he said. "It . . . doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out." The city joined inmates in a lawsuit against CCA, and as a result the court has ordered the company to move out more than 200 misclassified prisoners who were too dangerous to be placed in a medium-security prison. Youngstown officials also contend CCA did not promptly report the July escapes to local police, even as guards were searching fields around the prison. In a telephone interview last week, Myers of CCA said the prison was sent misclassified prisoners by officials in Washington, D.C. "I'm not blaming anyone, really," he said, adding that there is an 18-to 24-month "shakedown" period that a start-up prison needs to get the kinks out. Myers denied reports that local police were not notified in a timely manner. "It was a situation where a lot of inmates were sent into an institution all at one time," he said. "They have differences that they sometimes develop while they're in the institution. . . . Corrections officials in public prisons or private prisons don't always know about that, and then things happen." Myers, who said he was a warden in four Texas prisons for 15 years before joining the private sector, contended that the Youngstown facility's problems are no different from those found in public prisons.
"There is no escape-proof prison," he said. When Wackenhut ran the Otay Mesa jail, it housed 200 city prisoners, who have since been moved to the new county jail in downtown San Diego. Officials say the old county jail will have to be refurbished before prisoners are placed there again. CCA took over the Otay Mesa jail after winning the latest round of bidding. The company hired the 74 former Wackenhut employees and put them to work rehearsing how to run the jail as if it were full of inmates. Marcy of INS said the contract between her agency and CCA to send federal prisoners to the 200-bed jail will likely be signed within two weeks. After hearing about CCA's plans in San Diego County, Youngstown's McKelvey had some advice for officials here: "Beware. . . . If your local officials don't do their homework on who is coming into that facility, you're going to face the same challenges we faced," he said. Rich Robinson, the deputy chief administrative officer for San Diego County in charge of the downtown jail project, said he had heard reports about the Youngstown controversy. But he said there are two sides to every story.
"There would be reason for concern in the event that there are high-risk prisoners in that facility," Robinson said. "We'd want to have some say." "They're (CCA) obviously going to have some questions to answer before we'd enter into any agreement," he said. Marcy said that although she and other INS officials are concerned about the Youngstown situation, she has had good experiences with CCA facilities in Kansas, Tennessee and Arizona.
INS officials will draft their contracts carefully, she said, and then closely monitor any facility managed by a private operator, whether it's CCA or another company. "The Department of Justice wants to always be careful when it privatizes," she said. "We don't just walk away and stop paying attention." Ohio is not the only place CCA has run into trouble. CCA has also been criticized for problems with escapes and misclassified inmates at its facility in Houston. In 1996, two convicted sex offenders escaped from that prison, which was intended to hold federal immigration detainees, the same type of inmates headed for the Otay Mesa jail. Texas officials didn't know that the prison held more than 200 sex offenders from Oregon. Allan Polunsky, the head of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, said the problem was that no agency had oversight over the facility. "CCA slipped 200 dangerous criminals into a facility that had been designed as a minimum-security facility at best," Polunsky said. "Most people in the criminal justice system were unaware of its existence until the escapes took place."
To safeguard such similar problems, Polunsky suggested that contracts with CCA be "very detailed and tight and specific to the scope of the mission of the facility." Myers of CCA dismissed Polunsky's comments, saying he is a citizen, not a corrections expert. Besides, he said, "Allan Polunsky is against private prisons."
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