“CCA has been a great partner with us for nearly a decade now. Coffee Correctional Facility and Wheeler Correctional Facility certainly meet the standards of the Georgia Department of Corrections. I particularly appreciate CCA maintaining exemplary accreditation status with both the American Correctional Association and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare. I look forward to a continued long relationship with them.”
- Commissioner James E. Donald, Georgia Department of Corrections
Design, Build, Manage
CCA’s proven approach to corrections isn't about one-size-fits-all packages. And that's precisely why federal, state and local governments have partnered with us for more than 30 years.
Instead, we work to understand the unique concerns and dire issues facing our government partners in corrections. We must know about their inmate populations. We learn about their public facilities. We become acquainted with their communities. And we strategize with their projected future needs in mind. Through this consistent commitment, CCA continues to match the innovation and cost savings of business with the strict oversight and tight standards of government.
Our common-sense solutions help corrections agencies of all types address dangerous overcrowding, provide needed rehabilitation programs to inmates, expand outdated and outgrown buildings, and construct entirely new prisons, jails and detention centers – all without long approval processes or years before project completion, while making the most of hardworking taxpayers' dollars.
Federal, state and local government correctional systems partner with CCA in a number of ways, based on operational needs, budgets and structural plans, including:
- Managing existing public correctional facilities, which then become CCA-managed
- Designing, constructing and managing new correctional facilities, which are CCA-owned and –operated
Managing Correctional Facilities
When a federal, state or local government has an existing correctional facility for which no expansions are planned, they may partner with CCA to manage the facility. CCA-contracted facility management encompasses the full scale of correctional operations, including:
- Community relations
- Employee training
- Food services
- Human resources
- Information technology
- Inmate rehabilitation programs
- Inmate transportation
- Safety and security
CCA customizes solutions according to partnering agencies' specifications, while maintaining consistency and quality in all areas. CCA management presents uninterrupted continuity in enhanced, streamlined and cost-effective correctional services. Government personnel experience no disruption in employment and often realize increases in compensation and benefits as CCA employees. Plus, they benefit from promotional opportunities through the company’s commitment to training and hiring from within.
Designing, Managing and Constructing New and Existing Correctional Facilities
As federal, state and local correctional systems face a growing inmate population, they may partner with CCA to design and construct an expansion of an existing facility, or to build an entirely new facility, in addition to assuming management of it. CCA designs and constructs facilities swiftly, with an online time – from design to opening day – of 12-18 months, compared to four or five years in the public sector. This saves millions of taxpayer dollars in the process, while allowing partners to address overcrowding and other concerns in a timely manner.
CCA oversees the design-build-manage process in its entirety, from site acquisition and facility design to construction and staffing. CCA’s prototypical facility design achieves state-of-the-art amenities in safety and security, inmate housing and overall facility layout. CCA’s commitment to technological innovation incorporates the latest technical capabilities into new correctional infrastructure, which optimizes staff efficiency and maximizes security. More on Design and Construction