How to Partner: Beginning a Public-Private Partnership with CCA
These days, most people agree the government should be more effective and spend our tax dollars more wisely. And most of us also agree that private businesses need some regulation and oversight to ensure they operate honestly and properly. Public-private partnerships harness the advantages of both entities – and reduce the liabilities.
CCA partnerships blend the innovation, effectiveness and professionalism of business with the strong oversight, strict accountability and public review of corrections agencies. CCA, the nation’s leading government partner in corrections, has been enabling correctional agencies to achieve that balance since we founded the industry more than a quarter-century ago.
For genuine accountability and real results, all three federal correction agencies – the Bureau of Prisons, the United States Marshal Service and Immigration, and Customs Enforcement – as well as state, county and local agencies have chosen to partner with CCA. They have trusted us to design, build and operate more than 60 prisons, detention centers and jails across our nation. Cost-effectiveness and flexibility are among the many reasons governments seek CCA for proven correctional solutions. Whether the problem is immediate – such as instant relief to prison overcrowding – or long-term, CCA ensures that taxpayers get the best results for their money.
Design, finance, build, manage and operate a new CCA-owned correctional center for exclusive long-term use
- CCA can expand or construct a correctional facility in 18 months or less. CCA also spends 25-50 percent less in construction costs, on average, than public agencies – these cost savings are passed on to the public, who may benefit from new schools, better hospitals and safer roads.
Manage and operate an existing correctional facility
- CCA can seamlessly manage and operate a government-owned prison, jail or detention facility.
Expand an existing CCA correctional facility
- CCA can add on to company-owned facilities to safely and securely accommodate more inmates as an answer to overcrowding and systems’ growing inmate populations.
Transition inmates to a CCA correctional facility
- For systems with overcrowded or outdated facilities, CCA can transfer inmates to newer, more modern CCA-owned and operated facilities, which are often located just an hour away from many major cities.
Manage inmates in an out-of-state placement at a CCA correctional facility
- Building new correctional facilities takes many years to achieve and millions more in taxpayer money to fund. Plus, it requires adequate land, architectural expertise, design resources and much more. Many systems have turned to CCA to house offenders out of state in high-quality, secure, company-owned correctional centers, especially to resolve overcrowding and serve as a relief valve while states take time to develop a long-term, strategic corrections plan.
Provide short-term or emergency housing at a CCA correctional facility
- CCA’s immediate capacity provides rapid and responsive bed space, services and care for inmates during emergencies like natural disasters. Partners also seek this solution when faced with shorter-term contingencies, such as the construction of new public facilities to relieve dangerous conditions like prison overcrowding.