Governor Barbour

April 1, 2009


Governor Haley Barbour today congratulated Corrections Corporation of America and the residents of Adams County for the announcement of CCA’s new federal contract creating more than 400 jobs in the area.

“This is a momentous development for Adams County, its surrounding communities and the entire state of Mississippi,” Barbour said. “For more than a decade, and especially during these troubled economic times, CCA has remained a viable partner with state and local governments, filling a public need and providing good-paying jobs to Mississippians. Now, bringing an federal contract to our state represents yet another success in the making of this important public-private partnership in corrections.”

CCA won a contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons to house up to 2,567 federal inmates at the recently completed, CCA-owned $128 million facility in Adams County. In the third quarter of 2009, the company expects to begin receiving criminal alien offenders, those low-security illegal immigrants who committed offenses in the United States and will be returned to their country of origin upon completion of their sentence.

As a company-owned facility, CCA will contribute annually an estimated $1.8 million in utility payments and $1.2 million in property taxes, along with sales taxes from purchasing local goods and patronizing local services.