CCA Staff Nationwide Prepare Care Packages for Active Duty Military Employees

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CCA Patriot Packages provide employees and employee relatives on deployment and active service with care packages from facility staff.

Patriot Packages 2013, CCA Facility Support Center, Nashville TN

Since 2010 we've supported our deployed and active duty employees and employee relatives in the service with care packages and letters.

With Veterans Day fast approaching, CCA, America's leader in partnership corrections, is proud to be a dedicated supporter of our troops through its annual Patriot Packages campaign.

Now in its fourth year, CCA's Patriot Packages aims to bring joy to employees, immediate family members of employees and entire military units.

"Since 2010 we've supported our deployed and active duty employees and employee relatives in the service with care packages and letters," said Pam Gray, CCA Employee Relations. "Approximately 1,600 individuals in CCA's nationwide workforce – fully 10 percent – have military backgrounds. Our gesture goes a long way to lift their spirits."

At the company's more than 60 facilities nationwide, employees have donated lots of familiar snacks, personal care items and written heartfelt letters of thanks. And the goal now is to send enough to an employee or employee relative so an entire unit can share.

"We don't want any of our heroes to be forgotten," said Gray. "They are hard at work every day protecting our freedoms. This is the least we can do to say thanks."

Items for CCA Patriot Packages collected during the month of October will be shipped from every CCA facility in November, with the goal of arriving on or near Veteran's Day, November 11, 2013.

Since 2007, G.I. Jobs magazine has distinguished CCA as a leading company for service members interested in transitioning into a civilian career. In 2012 the company was ranked 40th on the magazine's annual "Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers" list, for its hiring practices of military veterans, National Guard and Reserve members.

About CCA Patriot Packages

Established in 2010, CCA Patriot Packages is a company-wide 'call to action' in which employees provide care packages for active duty employees and employee relatives once a year.

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 50 company-owned or controlled facilities, with more than 90,000 beds, in 20 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.

See how CCA is making a difference at http://ccastart.com/intro/.

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