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Private prison in Adams loses contract

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A private prison in Mississippi has lost its contract. 

CoreCivic operates the Adams County Correctional Center and earlier this week, the company announced that the Federal Bureau of Prisons opted not to renew the contract for the 2,200-bed facility that employs around 380 Mississippians. 

“We were disappointed to learn that CoreCivic was not a successful bidder in the recent Bureau of Prisons (BOP) procurement for CAR19. We are proud of our longstanding track record of delivering high-quality, safe, cost-saving secure corrections and meaningful reentry programs in partnership with the BOP,” the company said. 

According to a news release from CoreCivic, the BOP has not determined when it will begin transferring inmates out of the facility, but the current contract expires on July 31, 2019. The prison opened in 2009, and according to several reports, the facility mainly houses illegal immigrant prisoners.

CoreCivic stated that they will begin marketing the facility to other potential government partners as it works with the BOP to develop their transition plan, but based on a company statement, it appears that the prison may close as a result of the lost contract.

“We are assisting our employees (approx. 380) impacted by the closure and will be working to provide them opportunities for transfer to other CoreCivic facilities and access to community employment resources.”

In 2018, the facility generated approximately $60.9 million in revenue from the BOP.

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