Maine Gov.’s DOC Selection Ruffles Feathers

By Helen Christophi
Gov. Paul LePage has nominated Joseph Ponte to head Maine’s Department of Corrections. Ponte is currently a warden at Nevada Southern Detention Center, which is owned by Corrections Corp. of America.

CCA Maintained High Accreditation Rating in 2010

In 2010, 20 correctional facilities operated in partnership with Corrections Corp. of America won accreditation from the American Correctional Association.

CCA to Build 1,150-bed Georgia Prison

Corrections Corp. of America will expand operations in Georgia after state corrections officials awarded the contract to build and operate a new $57 million prison to the Tennessee-based company.

PODCAST: Warden of the Year

After retiring from the Georgia Department of Corrections in 1998, Ralph Kemp joined Corrections Corporation of America in 2000. He is currently the warden at the company’s Wheeler Correctional Facility in Alamo, Ga.

Jim Schomig

At Corrections Corporation of America, Jim Schomig succeeded Daren Swenson as managing director, operations after the company promoted Swanson to vice president, operations.

Feds Look to Implement ICE Detention Reforms

Federal authorities reached a preliminary agreement with Corrections Corporation of America officials to improve conditions at nine facilities as part of a comprehensive reform of immigration enforcement and detention.

CCA to Close 1,600-bed Minnesota Prison

Corrections Corporation of America will shutter the 1,600-bed Prairie Correctional Facility due in February to a sharp decline in contracted beds at the Minnesota facility.