CCA Names Former Marriott Executive as EVP and COO

June 24, 2002
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jun 24, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) today announced that it has named former Marriott executive James A. Seaton as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Seaton spent 28 years in management with Marriott, one of the world's leading hotel management and hospitality companies.

Seaton replaces J. Michael Quinlan, who has served as EVP and COO since 1999. Quinlan will remain an officer of the Company and will serve in a strategic business development capacity.

"Mike Quinlan has been a valuable asset to our company, and we are equally fortunate to add someone with the depth and breadth of operational management leadership that Jim brings to our organization," said John D. Ferguson, president and CEO. "Jim's nearly 30 years of operational management expertise in the dynamic hospitality industry appear to be a well-suited match for CCA, as we continue to evolve our service culture to local, state and federal clients. Quality, level of service and reliability are hallmarks of the successful positioning of Marriott, and we believe those same attributes are inherent in CCA's core values and our commitment to the more than 35 corrections systems which partner with us."

According to Ferguson, Seaton's immediate responsibility encompasses the overall operational management of CCA's 61 facilities as they relate to security, inmate programs, health services, food services, and facility construction and maintenance.

From 1998-2000, Seaton served as President-School Services Division of Sodexho Marriott Services, based in Maryland, where he was responsible for management and growth of the $420 million division and 8,500 associates. From 1972-1998, he served in various leadership roles for Marriott International in Washington, D.C., including Senior Vice President-Corporate Services. Most recently, Seaton has managed his own consulting/contract CEO firm, serving as Interim Presidents for AMCAS (subsidiary of Questcom, Inc.), Treats and Eats, and APT Image. He is a graduate of New Mexico State University.

Ferguson said the structured management transition between Quinlan and Seaton will occur over the next 30-45 days. Mike Quinlan joined the Company in 1993 as the head of the Strategic Planning Division in Washington, D.C., following a 22-year career in public sector corrections, including serving as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. "Mike has been such a valuable component of CCA's recent success amidst financial and management restructuring," said Ferguson. "He is a major reason why we have garnered the credibility that we have amongst our valued clients, and we deeply thank him for his leadership. For three years Mike has commuted weekly from Nashville to his home in the D.C. area, where his wife and family live. He is ready to re-establish himself full-time with his family, and we are very excited to have him working in a new role as we seek to enhance our partnerships with federal, state and local corrections agencies."

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 four states. The Company currently owns 40 correctional, detention and juvenile facilities, three of which are leased to other operators, and an additional facility, which is not yet in operation. The Company also has a leasehold interest in a juvenile facility. Following the previously announced termination of the Company's Guayama, Puerto Rico contract, and including the McRae Correctional Facility, the Company will operate 61 facilities, including 37 company-owned facilities, with a total design capacity of approximately 60,000 beds in 21 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, 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 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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