The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 5, 2010
Corrections contracts out-of-state facilities for 2,600 inmates

101105 inmates board plane.jpgThe California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has contracted the with Boca Raton, Fla.-based The GEO Group Inc. to ship 2,600 inmates to facilities outside of California, according to this department blog post.

The department also plans to extend a similar agreement with Corrections Corporation of America, which is headquartered in Nashville.

About 10,000 California inmates are housed outside the state.

Hat tip to blog user B for flagging this for The State Worker.

PHOTO: Courtesy California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation /

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