Associated Press reporter Rebecca Boone works in the Boise bureau covering among other things, the courts. She released a WIRE STORY today of prison violence that is worthy of Pulitzer consideration.
With the resources of the AP and a lot of good old fashioned journalism, the news organization has done itself proud with a frightening tale of violence, cover up, and mismanagement at one of Idaho’s private prisons.
The GUARDIAN hopes this event will be disturbing enough to prompt prosecution of the private guards for “aiding and abetting” a violent assault and serve to show legislators how poorly private prisons work.
Here is the VIDEO version of the story that will put a shameful black mark on all of Idaho.
UPDATE 1:50 p.m. As if on cue in steps the FBI to investigate. The investigation had been underway, but the U.S. Attorney went on the record once the video became public.
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