FOX 26 News obtained this news letter from Corrections Corporation of America, a private prison operation firm:
"We are also very excited about the opportunities that are before the industry and for which we feel well positioned. We're awaiting a decision from Arizona on its 5,000 bed request for proposal as well as a managed-only opportunity for approximately 9,000 beds in Harris County, Texas.”
County officials confirm private talks are underway to consider privatizing the county jail.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Privatization push confirmed at Harris County jail
On Sunday, Grits broke the news that Corrections Corporation of America had submitted a bid to manage the Harris County Jail, citing information given to investors about a county-issued RFP which hadn't been reported in the local media. Last night, the local Fox TV affiliate confirmed it: