An FBI investigation into a private prison in Idaho uncovered no criminal wrongdoing, but agents did find plenty of incompetence among the staff, the Associated Press reports.
Investigators also found that state and federal officials failed to properly communicate and monitor prison activities.
Following a 15-month public corruption investigation, the Justice Department said it won’t file criminal charges.
At issue was the state’s largest prison, which was operated by Corrections Corporation of America and considered a violent place for inmates.
The FBI was trying to determine whether the company committed fraud by falsifying records and understaffing the prison. Agents also investigating whether officials tried to sabotage the investigation.
The FBI said the missteps mostly occurred among lower-rung staffers who would have nothing to gain by committing fraud.