Thursday, September 16, 2010

Governor Announces CCA Awarded Corrections Contract in Georgia

CCA Jenkins Correctional Center to bring up to 200 jobs

Governor Perdue announced today that CCA, the nation's leader in partnership corrections, has been awarded a contract by the Georgia Department of Corrections to manage up to 1,150 male inmates in the CCA Jenkins Correctional Center, which will be designed, constructed, owned and operated by CCA on property currently owned by the company in Millen.

“This is yet another great example of public-private partnerships in Georgia,” said Governor Perdue. “By partnering with CCA, Jenkins County will see a positive economic impact that will include up to 200 full-time jobs.”

CCA anticipates beginning construction of the $56.8 million prison in approximately three months and expects to be ready to receive the first Georgia inmates in the first quarter of 2012. CCA already has a strong presence in the state of Georgia, operating a total of five prisons and detention centers, employing approximately 1,500 corrections professionals with about $54 million annual payroll and paying nearly $8 million in property taxes and utilities annually.

“For more than 12 years, CCA and the State of Georgia have worked in close partnership as CCA has provided safe, secure corrections management solutions that save hardworking taxpayers' dollars,” said Damon Hininger, CCA president and chief executive officer. “We are proud to currently own and operate two prisons in Georgia for the state and greatly value being entrusted with an expanded partnership that allows us to build and operate the CCA Jenkins Correctional Center.”

"We are so very grateful to the residents, business and civic leaders and the elected officials in Millen and all of Jenkins County for showing us such an outpouring of support over the past months, when CCA was in the process of proposing that Georgia build and operate a prison on our Millen property, " said Tony Grande, CCA executive vice president and chief development officer.

In addition to owning and operating the Wheeler Correctional Facility in Alamo and the Coffee Correctional Facility in Nicholls for Georgia, CCA owns and operates the McRae Correctional Facility in McRae on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For Immigration and Customs Enforcement, CCA owns and operates the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin and operates the North Georgia Detention Center in Gainesville. Collectively, CCA is responsible for more than 7,000 inmates and detainees in Georgia.

CCA has named Flintco as the national contractor for this project and is working with the architectural firm, DLR Group.

About CCA
CCA is the nation’s largest provider of partnership corrections to federal, state and local government, operating more than 60 facilities, including more than 40 company-owned facilities, with approximately 87,000 beds, in 19 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to providing the residential services for inmates, CCA facilities offer rehabilitation and educational programs, including education, vocation, religious services, life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment, knowing that positive behaviors learned in prison means these individuals are less likely to re-commit crimes. CCA has operated prisons as a partner to federal, state and local government for more than 25 years. CCA facilities follow the strictest accreditation standards of the American Correctional Association, the oldest, largest and most respected correctional organization in the world. CCA combines the strict oversight from government with the efficiency of business – and that means safe, humanely-operated prisons that provide cost savings to taxpayers. Forbes magazine has named CCA as one of “America’s Best Big Companies" and Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine ranked CCA as one of the nation’s “Top 100 Corporate Citizens”. Please visit for general overview of CCA.

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