CCA Names New Operations Managing Director

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Lane Blair, veteran corrections professional, appointed to CCA post

Lane Blair, CCA Managing Director (Operations), Division I

I look forward to working with our CCA facilities in my Division and our valuable government partners to provide the innovative, flexible and cost-effective corrections services that are the foundation of CCA partnership.

CCA has named Lane Blair as managing director, Operations, for one of its six operational divisions. In his role, Blair will oversee facility operations for 10 CCA facilities in seven states that currently operate on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the State of Colorado.

A corrections professional with more than 20 years of experience, Blair replaces Ron Thompson, who was named vice president, Operations, in January 2010. Blair currently has served as warden of CCA's Diamondback Correctional Facility in Watonga, Okla., since 2004.

"Lane has a breadth and depth of operational experience with both CCA and a state correctional system, and he has worked throughout his career mentoring young corrections professionals," said Rick Seiter, CCA executive vice president and chief corrections officer.

Blair joined CCA in 1995 and has served as warden of two other CCA facilities, North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre, Okla., and Torrance County Detention Facility in Estancia, New Mexico. Blair has held a diverse range of administrative and operational roles at several CCA facilities, including shift supervisor, training manager, chief of security and assistant warden. He began his career as a correctional officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where he served for six years.

Blair is a member of the American Correctional Association and the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents.

“I am honored to be appointed to this position,” Blair said. “I look forward to working with our CCA facilities in my Division and our valuable government partners to provide the innovative, flexible and cost-effective corrections services that are the foundation of CCA partnership.”

About CCA
CCA is the nation’s largest provider of partnership corrections to federal, state and local government, operating 64 facilities, including 43 company-owned facilities, with approximately 87,000 beds, in 19 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. For more, visit http://www.correctionscorp.com and http://www.ccacommunities.com.

Contact:
Louise Grant, spokesperson
CCA
(615) 263-3106 or (615) 289-4298

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