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Corrections Corp. of America loses another Texas contract; MTC to take over Bridgeport pre-parole facility

Corrections Corporation of America has not had a good month in Texas.  At the end of August, the company's troubled Dawson State Jail and Mineral Wells Pre-Parole Transfer Facility were both closed after a long battle by criminal justice advocates and state legislators to close unused and unsafe facilities.  

Now, CCA has lost another Texas Department of Criminal Justice-contracted facility.  The Bridgeport Pre-Parole Transfer Facility, a 200-bed prison holding incarcerated women for TDCJ, will transfer operations from CCA to Management and Training Corporation.  

According to an article in the Wise County Messenger ("Change coming at women’s prison," September 11, behind a pay wall):

Management & Training Corp. (MTC), the Utah-based contractor that has managed the men’s Bridgeport Correctional Center since September 2010, is expected to take over management of the women’s facility this month, although corporate officials were unable to release a date by press time Tuesday.

“We’re in the final stages of an agreement with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Corrections Corp. of America to take over operation of the Bridgeport Pre-Parole Transfer Facility,” communications director Issa Arnita said Tuesday.

CCA has also lost contracts in Mississippi, Idaho, and Kentucky in recent months.