"Desert town hopes prison is no mirage California City has history of failure" San Diego Union-Tribune Sunday January 31, 1999. California City - Standing amid the 207 square miles of desert scrub that make up California's third-largest city in area, it's hard to imagine this town's original destiny. Lonely street signs mark paved roads that end abruptly. There are no houses, playing children, barking dogs or mailboxes. In fact, California City - population 8,800 - didn't get its first chain drugstore until last year. Instead, lined up in rows among an occasionl Joshua tree, are completed prison cell blocks. There was skepticism when the Corrections Corporation of America agreed to build a 2,500-bed privately operated prison in town. But this could be the plan that finally works for California City. The prison will create about 500 jobs, most of them correctional officer positions. The company will hire local residents and train them. The 10-building prison is expected to be finished by this summer. True, the company has yet to line up any inmates for the medium security facility. The company is battling the state's powerful prison gaurd union, which is trying to prevent the nonunion company from taking away any state inmates away from unionized prisons. If the California City lockup can't house California inmates, th company intends to take federal criminals or bring in inmates from other states.
for the infomation directly related to CCA/PZN.Much of the subject matter found here is unwinable issues of prison morallty etc.ect.BOOOORING!!!!Having worked in a state system for fifteen years and now CCA more than a year I know unless you!ve been an inmate or employee you cannot understand prison life. It!s not like any movie,book or TV show. I!ll take CCA over TDCJID antyime.