SOURCE: Corrections Corporation of America

June 13, 2007 13:59 ET

Corrections Corporation of America's General Counsel, Gus Puryear, Nominated as Federal District Judge

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) ("CCA," the "Company"), the nation's largest provider of corrections management services to government agencies, announced today that President Bush has nominated CCA's General Counsel, G.A. Puryear IV, to serve as United States District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee. Mr. Puryear's nomination is subject to confirmation by the Senate, and he is expected to continue as the Company's General Counsel until his confirmation.

Commenting on the nomination, John Ferguson, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "It is a great honor for Gus to be nominated by the President to serve as a federal district judge. Gus is a talented lawyer, and we are proud of his willingness to undertake public service. We are fortunate not only that Gus has built a strong legal team at CCA, but also that his continued service with the Company during the confirmation process will afford us ample time to identify a successor."

About the Company

The Company is the nation's largest owner and operator of privatized correctional and detention facilities and one of the largest prison operators in the United States, behind only the federal government and three states. The Company currently operates 64 facilities, including 40 company-owned facilities, with a total design capacity of approximately 73,000 beds in 19 states and the District of Columbia. The Company specializes in owning, operating and managing prisons and other correctional facilities and providing inmate residential and prisoner transportation services for governmental agencies. In addition to providing the fundamental residential services relating to inmates, the Company's facilities offer a variety of rehabilitation and educational programs, including basic education, religious services, life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment. These services are intended to reduce recidivism and to prepare inmates for their successful re-entry into society upon their release. The Company also provides health care (including medical, dental and psychiatric services), food services and work and recreational programs.

The Company takes no responsibility for updating the information contained in this press release following the date hereof to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or the occurrence of unanticipated events or for any changes or modifications made to this press release or the information contained herein by any third-parties, including, but not limited to, any wire or internet services.

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