Corrections Corp of America

Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) (CCA) is a company that owns and manages partnership prisons and detention centers, and has concessions for many others. The company is the largest partnership corrections company in the United States and manages more than 60 facilities with a designed capacity of 90,000 beds. CCA, incorporated in 1983 by three businessmen with experience in government and corrections, and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Campaign Finance

$5,404,692 Given

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

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federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse
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$21,220,000 Spent

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

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covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Corrections Corp of America

View all lobbying data for Corrections Corp of America Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker


Mentioned in 16 dockets; Submitted to 2 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

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Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Corrections Corp of America" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

1 contract

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Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
Corrections Corp Of America 2003 Bureau Of Immigration And Customs Enforcement $5,188,050
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Contractor Misconduct

13 Instances

This information is collected by the Project On Government Oversight from press releases, court documents, news reports and other public records. It is not meant to be an exhaustive account of all instances of federal contractor misconduct.

More information on each instance, including primary source documents, is available on POGO's site by clicking on the instance description. More information on POGO's methodology is available here.

covers through POGO's March 5, 2013 release
Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Tax None Settlement of 1997 IRS Audit 2002 Settlement $54,000,000
Labor None Barnwell v. CCA (Unpaid Compensation) 2008 Settlement $7,000,000
Human Rights None William P. vs. CCA (Juvenile Facility Abuse) 2000 Judgment Against Defendant $3,125,000
Human Rights None Northeast Ohio Correctional Center Class Action 1999 Settlement $2,406,000
Other None Willis v. CCA (Escaped Prisoner Kidnapping) 2003 Judgment Against Defendant $500,000
Government Contract Fraud State/Local Florida AG Medicaid Fraud Investigation 2005 Settlement $298,115
Human Rights Homeland Security Sexual Abuse of Immigrant Detainees in Texas 2011 Pending $0
Labor None Ellis et al. v. CCA (Racial Discrimination and Retaliation at the Marion County Jail) 2008 Pending $0
Human Rights State/Local Crowley County Correctional Facility Riot 2006 Pending $0
Human Rights None Furlong et al. v. TransCor America 2003 Settlement $0
Other None Schlitters v. CCA (Death at Kit Carson Correctional Center) 2003 Settlement $0
Human Rights None Doe v. TransCor America (Sexual Assault) 2002 Settlement $0
Other None McKnight v. CCA (Jail Assault) 2002 Settlement $0
View all contractor misconduct data for Corrections Corp of America Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO