Private prison supervisors say Nashville-based CCA denied overtime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A group of shift supervisors at a private prison in central Kentucky have sued Corrections Corporation of America, claiming the company forced them to work extra hours and wouldn't pay overtime.

The six current and former CCA employees at the Marion Adjustment Center in St. Mary's also said the Nashville, Tenn.-based private prison giant denied them meal and rest breaks, as well as required employees to attend training sessions without pay.

Attorney Tom Miller of Lexington said the lawsuit may also affect employees at the Lee Adjustment Center in Beattyville and Otter Creek Correctional Center in Wheelwright.

The group is seeking a temporary injunction forcing CCA to compensate employees who work more than 40 hours a week.

A CCA spokesman did not immediately return a message seeking comment Monday morning.


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