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CCA WINN CORRECTIONAL CENTER TO DOUBLE CAPACITY

 CCA WINN CORRECTIONAL CENTER TO DOUBLE CAPACITY
 NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Corrections Corporation of


America (NASDAQ: CCAX) will manage an additional 576 beds at its Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, La., when the capacity of the medium- security state prison is doubled to 1,282 beds this summer.
 Company officials announced on Friday at CCA's annual shareholders meeting that they have reached final agreement with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections to manage two new housing units now under construction at the prison. The state plans to fill the beds between August and December of this year.
 "We are pleased that the state of Louisiana has expressed its confidence in CCA by expanding our contract with them," said Doctor R. Crants, CCA president and CEO. "When complete, the facility will be the largest privately-managed prison in the country."
 The state designed, built and owns the institution. CCA has operated it since it opened in March 1990.
 CCA Winn Correctional Center was accredited by the American Correctional Association in August 1991. The facility offers vocational and academic education programs, as well as a prison industries program in conjunction with the state.
 CCA manages prisons and other correctional institutions for governmental agencies. The company is the industry leader in private sector corrections with 7,842 beds in 21 facilities under management contract or construction. CCA provides a full range of services that include finance, design, construction, renovation and management of new or existing facilities.
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 /CONTACT: Peggy W. Lawrence, Corrections Corporation of America, 615-292-3100/
 (CCAX) CO: Corrections Corporation of America ST: Tennessee IN: SU:


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