CCA Awarded Corrections Contract in Georgia

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Company will build and operate the CCA Jenkins Correctional Center

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For more than 12 years, CCA and the State of Georgia have worked in close partnership as CCA has provided safe, secure corrections management solutions that save hardworking taxpayers' dollars

CCA, the nation's leader in partnership corrections, has been awarded a contract by the Georgia Department of Corrections to manage up to 1,150 male inmates in the CCA Jenkins Correctional Center, which will be designed, constructed, owned and operated by CCA on property currently owned by the company in Millen, Ga.

"For more than 12 years, CCA and the State of Georgia have worked in close partnership as CCA has provided safe, secure corrections management solutions that save hardworking taxpayers' dollars," said Damon Hininger, CCA president and chief executive officer. "We are proud to currently own and operate two prisons in Georgia for the State and greatly value being entrusted with an expanded partnership that allows us to build and operate the CCA Jenkins Correctional Center."

CCA anticipates beginning development of the $57 million prison in approximately three months and expects to be ready to receive the first Georgia inmates in the first quarter of 2012. The prison will be located on Pine Avenue on a parcel of the 107 acres of land currently owned by CCA.

"We are so very grateful to the residents, business and civic leaders and the elected officials in Millen and all of Jenkins County for showing us such an outpouring of support over the past months, when CCA was in the process of proposing that Georgia build and operate a prison on our Millen property, " said Tony Grande, CCA executive vice president and chief development officer.

"We look forward to a strong community partnership with the local community," Grande added. "We will not only be bringing hundreds of stable careers with strong salaries and benefits, along with important tax revenues through property and sales taxes, but we also will be an active contributor to local community events. This will be a win-win partnership for the State of Georgia, Jenkins County and CCA."

CCA estimates the positive economic impact on Jenkins County will include bringing up to 200 full-time jobs, of which the majority will be hired locally, along with hundreds of construction-related jobs and work for local sub-contractors. Additionally, CCA will be a meaningful financial supporter of the local community through property taxes and utility payments.

CCA already has a strong presence in the State of Georgia, operating a total of five prisons and detention centers, employing approximately 1,500 corrections professionals with about $54 million annual payroll and paying nearly $8 million in property taxes and utilities annually. In addition to owning and operating the Wheeler Correctional Facility in Alamo and the Coffee Correctional Facility in Nicholls for Georgia, CCA owns and operates the McRae Correctional Facility in McRae on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For Immigration and Customs Enforcement, CCA owns and operates the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin and operates the North Georgia Detention Center in Gainesville. Collectively, CCA is responsible for more than 7,000 inmates and detainees in Georgia.

CCA has named Flintco as the national contractor for this project and is working with the architectural firm, DLR Group.

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 40 company-owned facilities, with approximately 88,000 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, knowing that positive behaviors learned in prison means these individuals are less likely to re-commit crimes.

CCA has operated prisons as a partner to federal, state and local government for more than 25 years. CCA facilities follow the strictest accreditation standards of the American Correctional Association, the oldest, largest and most respected correctional organization in the world. CCA combines the strict oversight from government with the efficiency of business – and that means safe, humanely-operated prisons that provide cost savings to taxpayers. Forbes magazine has named CCA as one of “America’s Best Big Companies" and Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine ranked CCA as one of the nation’s “Top 100 Corporate Citizens”.

Please visit http://www.correctionscorp.com for general overview of CCA. You may go to http://www.ccajob.com to learn about CCA's career opportunities. For more information about the benefits of having a CCA partnership prison in a local community, visit http://www.ccacommunities.com

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements as to our beliefs and expectations of the outcome of future events that are forward-looking statements as defined within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties associated with: (i) general economic and market conditions, including the impact governmental budgets can have on our per diem rates, occupancy and overall utilization; (ii) fluctuations in our operating results because of, among other things, changes in occupancy levels, competition, increases in cost of operations, fluctuations in interest rates and risks of operations; (iii) our ability to obtain and maintain correctional facility management contracts, including as a result of sufficient governmental appropriations and as a result of inmate disturbances; (iv) changes in the privatization of the corrections and detention industry, the public acceptance of our services, the timing of the opening of and demand for new prison facilities and the commencement of new management contracts; (v) risks associated with judicial challenges regarding the transfer of California inmates to out of state private correctional facilities; and (vi) increases in costs to construct or expand correctional facilities that exceed original estimates, or the inability to complete such projects on schedule as a result of various factors, many of which are beyond our control, such as weather, labor conditions and material shortages, resulting in increased construction costs. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the filings made from time to time by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission. CCA takes no responsibility for updating the information contained in this press release following the date hereof to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or the occurrence of unanticipated events or for any changes or modifications made to this press release.

Contact:    Louise Grant, CCA Spokesperson,
615-263-3106, louise(dot)grant(at)correctionscorp(dot)com

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