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Sate of California

Corrections Corporation of America: A Partner With Capital
Corrections Corporation of America founded the private
corrections industry in America in 1983. Over the last 20 years,
CCA has maintained its industry leadership position and currently
represents almost half of the market in the U.S., operating 65
facilities, including 40 company-owned facilities, with a total
design capacity of approximately 72,500 beds in 19 states and
the District of Columbia.
One reason why CCA has become a trusted partner for cities,
states, and the federal government is our ability to solve problems
quickly. In large part, we have the ability to be flexible and to meet
a variety of needs on demand because of our financial strength.
Elected officials at all levels of government struggle to
meet increasing needs with tightening budgets. CCA provides
a valuable service for many of these governments through
its ability to quickly design and build correctional facilities at
its own expense. An alternative funding source, CCA can build
correctional facilities and thereby free governments and agencies
to fund other needed capital projects.
Furthermore, CCA’s short construction times – generally
12 to 24 months compared to government’s 36 to 40 - and our
efficient and technologically modern designs lower operational
and construction costs.

Outstanding Performance:
Security - Safe operations is CCA’s prime responsibility.
Performance-driven, CCA’s strong security record is 0.12 escapes
per 10,000 inmates from secure perimeter facilities - a rate more
than ten times lower than state prisons’ average.
Accreditation - Following American Correctional Association
(ACA) standards, more than 85% of CCA’s private jails and prisons
are accredited, which far surpasses the national average in
publicly-managed corrections systems.
Adhering to more than 500
ACA standards, CCA facilities
are also monitored internally
on an annual basis for more
than 800 indicators to ensure
operations at the highest
levels of quality.
CCA’s education, vocation,
substance abuse and re-entry

programs aid rehabilitation. Accountable to government, CCA
measures program effectiveness. CCA inmate students average
three months’ gain in educational functioning for every month
of enrollment.

20 Years as the Prison Privatization Founder and Leader:
The nation’s fifth largest corrections system, CCA partners with
all federal agencies, almost half
of all states, and many counties.
With a 95% contract renewal rate,
CCA has built and operated more
correctional facilities than any
private jail and prison provider,
managing males, females and
juveniles at all security levels.

 Flexible Customized Services
CCA’s diverse locations,
some 72,500 beds, and
program variety enable
clients to customize their
services to meet unexpected

 Cost-Effective Value
CCA innovatively seeks new methods and technologies
to reduce incarceration costs while maintaining the highest

Reduced Costs - CCA provides comparable or improved
services, with operating costs averaging 20% lower than
states in which we operate.


Financial Strength and Indemnification - Well-managed
and fiscally sound, CCA indemnifies government,
reducing inmate liability and associated legal costs.


Built for Savings - CCA’s short construction times
– generally 12-24 months compared to government’s
36 to 40 - and our efficient and technologically modern
designs lower operational costs.


Capital Expenditure Avoidance - An alternative funding
source, CCA can build correctional facilities thereby
freeing agencies to fund other capital projects.


Favorable Influence on Costs - Partnership with CCA
presents competitive sourcing which closely restrains a
corrections system’s total costs.

CCA designed and constructed its first turnkey correctional
facility in 1984 in Houston, Texas under a contract awarded by

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the Immigration & Naturalization
Service. This first facility, the
Houston Processing Center, was
constructed in record time - 6
months - and is still under contract
with the Bureau of Immigration
and Customs Enforcement today.
Since that first facility in 1984, CCA
has designed and constructed
another 33 turnkey facilities, and
renovated or expanded another
nine facilities, both owned and
managed-only. These projects
range in size from 100 beds to
over 2,300-bed facilities.

CCA began with a simple philosophy - to build cost-effective
correctional facilities utilizing building techniques, materials
and systems that are easy to maintain, durable and secure and
that have a life expectancy of 30-50 years. Today, that same
philosophy still stands. Another significant objective for each

project is to design facilities that minimize staff requirements
and operating costs, thereby lowering operational costs. We can
then offer these savings to our customers.

Early involvement is the key
Along with using a prototypical design that CCA has refined
over the years, early involvement by the design and construction
team members is the most important factor in CCA’s ability to
bring a facility on-line in record time. CCA has long-standing
relationships with certain architectural/engineering and
construction firms that we have worked with over the years
and that know our projects. By using the same firms and very
similar designs each time, we save countless hours of time and
energy. As an example of the speed with which CCA can bring
a facility on line, using a modified design/build process CCA’s
1,600-bed Florence Correctional Facility in Florence, Arizona
reached substantial completion in 11 months, and was ready
for occupancy less than 14 months from project approval and
the start of design drawings. That kind of aggressive timeline is
unheard of in the public sector.