Otter Creek Correctional Center
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Otter Creek Correctional Center was a minimum and medium-security prison located in Wheelwright, Kentucky. The facility is owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America and housed both male and female inmates at different times, from Kentucky and from Hawaii. The prison opened in 1981.
In 2008, a secretarial employee of the center fatally shot herself in the office of then-warden Joyce Arnold, raising questions about how the weapon had been smuggled in past security. Amid other allegations of mismanagement and poor medical care, Hawaii removed its 168 female inmates from Otter Creek beginning in 2009 over multiple charges of sexual abuse.
- "Contract Management: Otter Creek Correctional Center". Kentucky Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
- "Otter Creek Correctional Center". Corrections Corporation of America. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
- "Rural Ky. town readies for private prison closure". Fox News. 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
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- Ian Urbina (2009-08-25). "Hawaii to Remove Inmates Over Abuse Charges". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
- "Kentucky to walk away from last private prison, contract with CCA". Nashville City Paper. 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
- "CCA". CCA. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
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