New Mexico Prison Closure to Impact 300 Workers

MILAN, N.M. — The upcoming closure of the Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan is set to relocate approximately 1,200 inmates to other facilities and leave some 300 employees without work. The facility, which is run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) of Nashville, Tenn., is scheduled to close in late September.

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CCA Acquires Avalon Correctional Services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest private prisons operator, grew on Oct. 29 when it announced the purchase of Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Avalon Correctional Services Inc., a privately held company that provides residential reintegration programming to help residents return to their communities. After the purchase, CCA now touts itself as the largest domestic owner of community corrections beds.

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CCA Acquires Four Residential Re-Entry Facilities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest owner of partnership correctional and detention facilities, announced on Aug. 31 that it has acquired four community corrections facilities for approximately $13.5 million. The facilities were previously owned and/or operated by a privately held owner of community corrections facilities and other government leased assets.

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Vermont DOC Seeks Out-of-State Contractor

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Department of Corrections is looking for a new out-of-state contractor to house about 500 inmates that Vermont does not have the capacity to hold.
The state currently has a four-year contract with Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), which will expire next July. CCA is currently housing the Vermonters in Kentucky and Arizona, which is not ideal because it puts a rather large distance between inmates and their families.

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CCA to Finance, Build Tennessee Prison

TROUSDALE COUNTY, Tenn. — The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest owner of partnership correctional and detention facilities, has agreed to finance, design, build and operate a 2,552-bed correctional facility in Trousdale County, Tenn. According to a release issued by CCA, the facility will meet the responsibilities of a separate intergovernmental service agreement (IGSA) between Trousdale County and the State of Tennessee regarding correctional services.

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Idaho to End CCA Contract

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter asked the Idaho Board of Correction earlier this month to take over the operation of the 2,080-bed Idaho Correctional Center (ICC), the state’s largest prison. Gov. Otter is ending a $29 million contract with private contractor Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) after the facility has dealt with multiple lawsuits alleging violence, understaffing and contract fraud.

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Law Drafted for Public Operation of Idaho Prisons

BOISE, Idaho — Rep. John Gannon, D-Boise, drafted a proposal that would allow state agencies to bid on government work normally reserved for private companies. Specifically, this plan would allow the Idaho Department of Corrections to enter the running to take over operation of the Idaho Correctional Center (ICC). The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is currently in charge of running the prison.

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