CCA Announces Extended California Contract and New Award
Message from CCA president and CEO Damon Hininger
To my fellow CCA colleagues,
I'm quite pleased to announce that our valued partner, the California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), has renewed its contract with CCA for two years to manage up to 9,588 California inmates at four of the five facilities which currently house California inmates. CDCR will continue to utilize our Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Mississippi, North Fork Correctional Facility in Oklahoma, as well as Red Rock Correctional Center and La Palma Correctional Center in Arizona. In order to make beds available to other federal partners, CCA elected not to renew its contract with CDCR at Florence Correctional Center in Arizona.
Our partner also announced its intent to award an additional contract to manage up to 3,256 offenders at our Crowley County Correctional Facility in Colorado and Prairie Correctional Facility in Minnesota, but these awards aren't expected to result in inmates until 2012. At this time, we are in discussions with Colorado to provide alternative locations at CCA facilities in Colorado for housing approximately 1,600 Colorado inmates currently at Crowley. No actions are anticipated to occur until 2012, but will certainly keep you informed as we finalize our plans. In regard to our Prairie facility which is currently vacant, we will be eager to see it re-opening sometime in 2012.
This important contract extension and new award is a direct result of the outstanding level of dedicated correctional service our employees are already providing at our facilities that manage California inmates. CDCR has come to trust CCA as a valued correctional partner. I thank all of you for your efforts.