Welcome to our forum. Nice to have you wake up and join us. If you look at CXW's 5-year term chart here on the Y!-F web site, you will note (underneath the volume bar chart portion) that CXW underwent a 10:1 reverse split effective 5/18/01, so we're coming close to the 3rd anniversary of that "event."
If you've been a shareholder since you last looked @ CXW at the price you've mentioned, you would've been asked (by a proxy filing) to vote on authorizing a reverse split somewhere between a 10:1 and a 20:1 prior to that time.
Glad you think its a strong buy at current prices.