University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Martha Wright v. Corrections Corporation of America (FCC Petition) "
Date Aug 8, 2013
Author Center for Constitutional Rights
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Abstract In February of 2000 CCR filed Wright v. Corrections Corporation of America, a nationwide class action lawsuit, seeking to enjoin, declare illegal, and recoup damages resulting from conspiracies between CCA and various telephone companies, including Evercom, Inc., MCI-Worldcom, Pioneer Telephone Corporation, AT&T, and Global Telecommunications Link, Inc. CCA operates 82 prisons and jails in 26 states pursuant to agreements with state and local governments under which persons under the jurisdiction and control of those governments are transferred to CCA facilities for incarceration. CCA entered into a series of exclusive agreements with telephone companies to provide inmate telephone service at various CCA-run prisons and jails. These exclusive dealing agreements allow defendants to use their control over a captive audience to unjustly enrich themselves.
Source Center for Constitutional Rights

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case Wright v. Corrections Corporation of America (PC-DC-0019)

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