CCA rep. to meet with McNally over prison demonstration

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – WKBN is continuing to ask questions about the demonstration by inmates at a private prison on Yougnstown’s east side Tuesday.

We’re told a representative of Corrections Corporation of America, the corporation which operates the jail, plans to meet with Youngstown Mayor John McNally Friday to talk about the protest by 140 inmates at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center earlier this week.

The meeting will go over the prison’s obligation to the city when there is trouble at the facility.

“I think this is a good chance to have the parties get together, review some documents, review what the responsibilities are of everybody and what we expect to have occur so that if something happens in the future, we don’t have this happen again,” McNally said.

Prison workers said the inmates refused to go back into their cells from an outdoor recreation area on Tuesday, as a show of protest against food service at the jail, among other things.

The prisoners are all now back in their cells.

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