CoreCivic Enters Into New Contracts With the State of Wyoming and Harris County, TX, at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility
Recent Contract Wins Total Nearly 1,000 Beds
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CoreCivic, Inc. (NYSE: CXW) ("CoreCivic") announced today it signed a new management contract with the state of Wyoming for the housing of up to 240 male inmates at the Company's 2,672-bed Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Mississippi. We previously housed inmates for Wyoming under a management contract that had not been utilized since 2019. The term of the new contract runs through June 30, 2026.
Additionally, CoreCivic signed a new management contract with Harris County, Texas, to house up to 360 male inmates at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility. Upon mutual agreement, the County may access an additional 360 beds at the Tallahatchie facility. The initial contract term begins on December 1, 2023, and ends November 30, 2024. The contract may be extended at the County's option for four additional one-year terms.
Since September 2023, CoreCivic has added contracts with the State of Montana at the Saguaro Correctional Facility as well as with Hinds County (MS), Harris County (TX), and the State of Wyoming at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility. CoreCivic anticipates the combined annual revenue of these four contacts to be approximately $25 million.
Damon T. Hininger, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "We are honored to once again assist the Wyoming Department of Corrections with their correctional needs, and believe this contract demonstrates the essential solutions that we provide to federal, state, and local government agencies. Harris County is a new partnership for CoreCivic, and we look forward to providing the County with a flexible capacity solution."
Hininger continued, "These new contracts further reinforce the versatility of our real estate assets. Utilizing existing bed inventory is key to driving margin improvement at CoreCivic. These recent contract wins demonstrate both strong contracting progress and the high levels of interest in our services and assets from existing and new governmental partners."
CoreCivic is a diversified, government-solutions company with the scale and experience needed to solve tough government challenges in flexible, cost-effective ways. We provide a broad range of solutions to government partners that serve the public good through high-quality corrections and detention management, a network of residential and non-residential alternatives to incarceration to help address America’s recidivism crisis, and government real estate solutions. We are the nation’s largest owner of partnership correctional, detention and residential reentry facilities, and one of the largest prison operators in the United States. We have been a flexible and dependable partner for government for 40 years. Our employees are driven by a deep sense of service, high standards of professionalism and a responsibility to help government better the public good. Learn more at www.corecivic.com.
This press release contains statements as to our beliefs and expectations of the outcome of future events that are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. 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) changes in government policy, legislation and regulations that affect utilization of the private sector for corrections, detention, and residential reentry services, in general, or our business, in particular, including, but not limited to, the continued utilization of our correctional and detention facilities by the federal government, including as a consequence of the United States Department of Justice, or DOJ, not renewing contracts as a result of President Biden's Executive Order on Reforming Our Incarceration System to Eliminate the Use of Privately Operated Criminal Detention Facilities, impacting utilization primarily by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the United States Marshals Service, and the impact of any changes to immigration reform and sentencing laws (we do not, under longstanding policy, lobby for or against policies or legislation that would determine the basis for, or duration of, an individual’s incarceration or detention); (ii) our ability to obtain and maintain correctional, detention, and residential reentry facility management contracts because of reasons including, but not limited to, sufficient governmental appropriations, contract compliance, negative publicity and effects of inmate disturbances; (iii) changes in the privatization of the corrections and detention industry, the acceptance of our services, the timing of the opening of new facilities and the commencement of new management contracts (including the extent and pace at which new contracts are utilized), as well as our ability to utilize available beds; (iv) general economic and market conditions, including, but not limited to, the impact governmental budgets can have on our contract renewals and renegotiations, per diem rates, and occupancy; (v) fluctuations in our operating results because of, among other things, changes in occupancy levels; competition; contract renegotiations or terminations; inflation and other increases in costs of operations, including a continuing rise in labor costs; fluctuations in interest rates and risks of operations; (vi) the impact resulting from the termination of Title 42, the federal government's policy to deny entry at the United States southern border to asylum-seekers and anyone crossing the southern border without proper documentation or authority in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus and related variants, or COVID-19; (vii) government budget uncertainty, the impact of the debt ceiling and the potential for government shutdowns and changing funding priorities; (viii) our ability to successfully identify and consummate future development and acquisition opportunities and realize projected returns resulting therefrom; (ix) our ability to have met and maintained qualification for taxation as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for the years we elected REIT status; and (x) the availability of debt and equity financing on terms that are favorable to us, or at all. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the filings we make from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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