Ohio Shifts Prison Ownership, Operation Structure

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction made changes in the ownership and operation of five prisons, saving the state an estimated $13 million annually and adding an additional 702 beds throughout Ohio’s prison system.

Maine Considering Prison Privatization Bill

By Helen Christophi
One month after nominating a former Corrections Corp. of America warden for Correction's Commissioner, the state of Maine is now considering the privatization of its prison system.

Ohio Gov.’s Former Advisor To Lobby State for CCA

Newly-elected Gov. John Kasich’s long-time advisor and former congressional chief of staff Don Thibaut will lobby the administration on behalf of Corrections Corp. of America.

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.

GEO Group, CCA Net Out-of-State Contracts for California Inmates

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation awarded GEO Group Inc. the contract for nearly 2,600 additional beds in out-of-state facilities and it's considering a new contract with CCA.

Pressure Point

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
Prototypical design and precast housing help CCA’s largest planned facility go on line.

CCA Halts Construction of 2,040-bed Tennessee Facility

Corrections Corporation of America announced the suspension of work on the new $143 million correctional facility in Trousdale County that would have created more than 2,000 new beds.

Hininger Promoted to CEO of Corrections Corp.

Corrections Corporation of America president and chief operating officer Damon Hininger, the Background Check subject in the July/August issue, will succeed chairman John Ferguson as chief executive officer in October.

CCA Opens 2,232-bed Facility for Illegal-Immigrant Offenders

Corrections Corporation of America will bring the recently completed Adams County Correctional Facility on line this year to house illegal-immigrant offenders for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.