Judge sets trial date for CCA overtime lawsuit

A federal judge has set a June trial date for a lawsuit seeking to force Corrections Corporation of America to pay overtime to former shift supervisors at a private prison in Kentucky.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has set a June trial date for a lawsuit seeking to force Corrections Corporation of America to pay overtime to former shift supervisors at a private prison in Kentucky.

The case involves at least 25 people who worked at the Marion Adjustment Center in St. Mary's. The group claims Nashville, Tenn.-based CCA forced them to work extra hours and denied them overtime. CCA has denied the allegations.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II set aside 10 days for the trial, which is scheduled to begin June 18 after settlement talks failed at the end of October.

The employees accused the private prison giant of requiring employees to attend training sessions without pay.

Kentucky removed the last of its 800 inmates from the facility earlier this year.

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