Source: By Daniel Taub, Bloomberg May 11, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT
…… La Palma, which houses about 2,900 convicts from California, is one of 65 facilities operated by Corrections Corp. of America. As is the case at the company’s other facilities, all the workers at La Palma, from the guards and office staff to the warden, are employed not by a government agency but by Nashville, Tennessee-based Corrections Corp.
The company has grown to become the largest private-prison operator in the U.S. as states from California to Florida, along with the federal government, turn to corporate America to punish felons and hold detainees. Tightened budgets likely will lead to more contracts, company executives said.