Corrections Corporation of America Names Anthony M. DaDante as Chief People Officer

June 20, 2005

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jun 20, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE:CXW) the nation's largest provider of corrections management services to government, announced effective today, Anthony M. DaDante has been named Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. In this newly-created role, DaDante will be responsible for the oversight of the strategic human resources function, including human resource administration and compliance, training and development and compensation and benefits.

DaDante has nearly 25 years of experience in human resources, labor issues, employee relations and internal communications, as well as achieving global recognition with his work in large system change processes. His most recent experience is with Mattel Brands, the number one toy maker in the world with approximately $6 billion in revenue and nearly 30,000 employees. During his more than seven years at Mattel, DaDante served in many executive human resource capacities both domestically and internationally. Most recently, DaDante served in an executive general management role with the Hot Wheels Brand.

Prior to his tenure at Mattel Brands, DaDante served as Global Vice President, Human Resources of Vickers, Inc. In addition, DaDante served in a variety of human resource, organizational development and internal communications roles with AlliedSignal Corporation, Wang Laboratories, Harley-Davidson and Hewlett Packard.

DaDante holds a B.A. from State University of New York in Buffalo, an M.B.A. from Boston College, and is a graduate of the Harvard Strategic Human Resource Program.

"I believe that Tony's vast experience in all aspects of human resources management fits well into our existing management structure," said John Ferguson, President and CEO. "His leadership and strategic vision will assist us in achieving our goal of operating the highest quality adult corrections company in the United States."

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 39 company-owned facilities, with a total design capacity of approximately 70,000 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements as to the Company's beliefs and expectations of the outcome of future events that are forward-looking statements as defined within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties associated with: (i) fluctuations in the Company's operating results because of, among other things, changes in occupancy levels, competition, increases in cost of operations, fluctuations in interest rates and risks of operations; (ii) changes in the privatization of the corrections and detention industry, the public acceptance of the Company's services and the timing of the opening of and demand for new prison facilities; (iii) the Company's ability to obtain and maintain correctional facility management contracts, including as the result of sufficient governmental appropriations and as the result of inmate disturbances; (iv) increases in costs to construct or expand correctional facilities that exceed original estimates, or the inability to complete such projects on schedule as a result of various factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control, such as weather, labor conditions and material shortages, resulting in increased construction costs; and (v) general economic and market conditions. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the filings made from time to time by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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.

SOURCE: Corrections Corporation of America

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