CCA claims that the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center will bring up to 400 new jobs to the county, with competitive wages and benefits including medical, dental and vision, life and disability insurance, a 401(K) retirement plan, and paid training and holidays.1 The average pay is expected to be $10-20 per hour depending on position and seniority. Some residents are excited by this opportunity for their families to be able to work closer to home, according to posts from prospective employees on the CCA website.2
Just as CCA has learned how to cultivate influence with state politicians, the corporation has sought to win the hearts and minds of locals by making small contributions to local organizations such as a $15,000 check for Trousdale County Schools to Superintendent Clint Satterfield. After the groundbreaking ceremony for the prison, CCA provided free football tickets to the first 550 fans, along with custom-made spirit towels and a check in the amount of $1,000 for Trousdale County High School’s Quarterback Club.3
1 Liz Engel, “CCA posts positions for Trousdale prison,” Upper Cumberland Business Journal (July 20, 2015), accessed Dec 20, 2015, http://ucbjournal.com/cca-posts-positions-for-trousdale-prison/.
2 Damon Hininger, “Announcing a New CCA Facility in Tennessee,” CCA website (July 7, 2014), accessed Dec 3, 2015, https://www.cca.com/insidecca/new-cca-facility-in-tennessee.
3 Charlotte Higgins, “Breaking Ground, Building Relationships,” CCA website (Nov. 12, 2014), accessed Dec 4, 2015, http://www.cca.com/insidecca/breaking-ground-building-relationships.