Owner of Youngstown prison receives extension after contract with Marshals’ ends

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The facility is used to house prisoners awaiting trial or sentencing for federal crimes

A prison guard is accused of having sex with an inmate at a Youngstown private prison.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A January order by the Biden administration to stop renewing contracts with private prisons is causing concerns over what to do with nearly federal 800 inmates at an Ohio facility.

Cleveland.com reports the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown is used to house prisoners awaiting trial or sentencing for federal crimes in northeast Ohio. Prison owner CoreCivic’s contract with the U.S. Marshals Service ended Sunday.

The company has received a three-month extension to give authorities time to consider alternatives.

Officials say it could be difficult finding an adequate number of beds in local jails once the federal contract ends.

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