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  • majestic01us majestic01us May 1, 2001 10:10 AM Flag

    We are family.....

    We are family at CCA/NEOCC. We are unite and on one accord. We will be holding a candlelight prayer rally on 5/1/01. On 5/2/01 we will be in unity at OUR city council meeting. Please support us with prayer, as we come together for an important cause. We are Administration, FUCO, Teamsters, and someone's family member.

    Thank you,

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    • I did leave on my own accord. The CTF is crumbling under the leadership (or lack thereof) put in place at the beginning of 2000. I went from managing both the training and personnel departments to being the company's highest paid unit manager in history. When it became clear there was nothing I could do about it, I left for greener (no pun) pastures.

      My interest isn't in CXW, but it is in CCA. I never cared about the stock, having come on board right at its peak and watching it in freefall before I could invest (thank goodness). But I am very much interested in private prisons, and the friends I have still working in them. I spent three years in both the administrative halls and "on the walk" (Unit Manager and Program Manager) and I miss it a bit. Now I develop training programs for a high-tech company and deliver them both in the classroom and via the web. Cool.

    • I agree with you,aw0099.

      The position I hold in the pfd A shares is going to be just fine. Yesterday, before the news, I was fortunate to add 1,000 shares.
      The cash flow reported in the first Q is able to cover the $30 million quarterly interest requirement and have an extra $15 million.
      CXW is moving in the right direction with the new management.

    • The old management is gone, the new one is doing just fine. If you left on your own accord, I am happy for you. True Neocc had some true mangement problems along with some stupid classification errors. Mr. Turner did a outstanding Job while he was their, but even he could not save a contract that was not worth saving. Then there are the union issues, that was a real smart move.
      Mr Ferguson and team continue to make all the right moves. Good luck with your new opportunity. What is your new found interest in Cxw since you have no monetary involvement? I wonder?

    • Deaths in private prison lead to lockdown, questions

      Associated Press Newswires
      Copyright 2001. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

      PHOENIX (AP) - Two deaths in a private prison in Florence led to a lockdown and search for

      A relative of one of the inmates also is asking questions.

      A spokesman for the prison's owner, the Corrections Corporation of America of Nashville, Tenn.,
      said the company will make operational changes but declined to describe them.

      "We had some issues and we're addressing them," spokesman Steve Owen said. "We will do a
      thorough investigation."

      The prison houses 555 inmates from Hawaii, which has sent investigators to look into the situation.

      In one instance, Owen said, Iulai Amani, 23, died April 16 while being taken to a hospital after he
      began coughing up blood in his cell at the Florence Correctional Center.

      Cause of death had yet to be determined Wednesday, but officials said he may have overdosed on
      cocaine or methamphetamine.

      Amani's knuckles reportedly were bloody at the time of his death, suggesting he may have been in a

      And on April 25, John Kia, an inmate with a history of health problems died from a bacterial
      infection, Owen said.

      Owen said the deaths didn't appear to be related but that that same day, all the Hawaiian inmates
      were confined to their cells while the prison was searched for drugs and weapons. The lockdown
      ended May 1.

      Ted Sakai, director of the Hawaii Department of Public Safety, said four investigators from Honolulu
      were sent to Arizona last week to look into Amani's death.

      Hawaii's contract with CCA expires in June, but Sakai said the death in Florence will not affect
      Hawaii's decision to renew the contract.

      However, Amani's mother told The Arizona Republic she wants more answers than either Sakai or
      CCA has given her.

      "Something must have happened in there," she said by telephone from her home in Waipahu, Hawaii.
      "All they would tell me is that my son was throwing up blood and choking.

      "My son should be alive. I think they're going to cover up a lot of stuff," she said.

      The Republic didn't give her name.

    • Majestic said:

      Oh, did you read CCA's news today? We are looking good to the feds. Maybe something positive will come out of all of the politics.

      I say:

      Man, I hope so. And I hope NEOCC is fortunate enough to both stay open and stay operated by CCA. They seemed to have gotten better over the past couple of years. Good luck.

    • Richardcdouglas,
      We are family, we proved it today to you and the world. We assembled as one, and our comman goal was meet. I will email you the actually news report tomorrow. Yes Youngstown said get the higher custody inmates. And no we don't want NEOCC to close or CCA to leave. So again I'm not going to resort to insults. We are two mature adults with our own opinions. That's okay. So I really don't think either of us need to seek Anger Management.

      Oh, did you read CCA's news today? We are looking good to the feds. Maybe something positive will come out of all of the politics.

      Thanks for your opinion,

    • CCA Announces Renewal of Federal Government Contracts

      NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 2, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Corrections Corporation of
      America (NYSE:CXW) has renewed five separate contracts with federal agencies
      since the first quarter of 2001, involving the provision of secure housing and
      management of approximately 1,900 federal offenders, according to CCA officials.
      If fully utilized by the contracting agencies, these contracts could potentially
      cumulate to annual revenues of approximately $57.6 million.

      CCA, as the nation's leading provider of outsourced corrections management
      services to governmental agencies, announced that these particular contract
      renewals are with the U.S. Marshals Service (USM) and the Immigration and
      Naturalization Service (INS).

      "We believe the continued renewal of government contracts sends a strong message
      of confidence in our management capabilities," said John Ferguson, President and
      Chief Executive Officer. "In the company's almost 20-year history, a full 95% of
      all contracts that have been up for renewal have been renewed, and these federal
      contracts continue this strong record." Ferguson continued, "These contract
      renewals evidence our efforts to strengthen the company financially while
      continuing to deliver quality operations and innovative programs for inmates
      under our care."

      The listing of contract renewals includes:


      -- Elizabeth Detention Center, contracted for a guaranteed
      minimum of 225 beds in Elizabeth, New Jersey (original
      contract awarded in 1997)

      -- Houston Processing Center, contracted for a guaranteed minimum
      of 145 beds in Houston, Texas (original contract awarded in

      -- San Diego Correctional Facility, contracted for a guaranteed
      minimum of 700 beds in San Diego, California (original
      contract awarded in 2000)

      U.S. Marshals:

      -- Leavenworth Detention Center, contracted for a guaranteed
      minimum of 483 beds in Leavenworth, Kansas (original contract
      awarded in 1993)

      -- Webb County Detention Center, contracted for a guaranteed
      minimum of 380 beds in Laredo, Texas (original contract
      awarded in 1993)

      The Company said each of these federal contracts awarded to CCA is subject to
      renewal on an annual basis, with the federal agency having the option of
      re-bidding the management contracts.

    • Actually, you're unemployed. Even though I'm long-time CCA backer (and was a department head in two of their prisons), I can't say I'm surprised. I'm sorry for the staff, but that prison has to go. It was a debacle from the beginning (due in no small part to the near-criminal behavior of the District of Columbia's Department of Corrections, who hid the true classifications and dangers of the inmates they sent to NEOCC). The escape sure didn't help things, either. Finally, it is in existence for all the wrong reasons (mostly the depressed Youngstown job market).

      That said, CCA will have a tough time dumping it. The Feds aren't going to buy it--they'd just as soon see CCA blow up and take all of private corrections with it. Buying the prison would only help CCA financially, which is anathema to the BOP's goal.

      And if the local politicians think that if the BOP buys the prison, they'll staff it with former CCA employees, they're nuts. There is no way most CCA line staff would ever get into the BOP, even if the BOP wanted them. I spent three years trying to recruit and train qualified correctional officers. I used to call it making chicken salad out of chicken you-know-what.

      That said, I truly hope CCA can survive. I met a great number of terrific people who taught me a lot about corrections. For them, I want only the best, and they have my undying gratitude. But the sooner CCA dumps any involvement with the DC Dept. of Corrections, the better. Dealing with them has been a dance with the devil. Guess who had to pay the band?

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