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Tonight our guest is Robert H McDonald, Robert is an ex employee of a private prison and he will be giving us some of the details and the inside workings of the private pris...on industry. YOU won't want to miss this! Robert Hernandez McDonald Jr. is the founder and Executive Director of the Private Corrections Network. At the age of 18, Robert went to work for private prison contractor Corrections Corporation of America as a Correctional Officer. Mr. McDonald supervised United States Federal Bureau of Prison inmates and United States Immigration and Naturalization Service detainees. He left employment because it was too dangerous for an 18 year old and returned to school. Robert took a position with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office as a Detention Officer at the age of 21. He was forced out after a year for telling the truth about an incident involving a supervisor to internal affairs. Robert has stated that the biggest thing he dislikes is a dirty cop and continued his crusade to rid those who corrupt the badge and the profession. In 2006, Robert returned to work with Corrections Corporation of America as a Correctional Officer. He worked very hard and achieved a few accolades for bringing down an extortion ring in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee pods and assisted in the apprehension of an inmate who assaulted a staff member. In 2007, Robert was terminated from his employment due to being assaulted by an inmate who was suicidal. Due to this Robert has become an anti-Private prison advocate and is currently a Plaintiff in a major ADA/Wrongful Termination lawsuit against Corrections Corporation of America. In 2010, Robert ran for the Arizona State Senate in Mesa Legislative District 18 but lost to Andrew Sherwood in the Democratic Primary by 29 votes.
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