NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has been ranked 66th on Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO) magazine's 2008 list of the nation's 100 best corporate citizens.

CCA, the only company based in Nashville to be included on the 2008 list, is the nation's largest owner and operator of privatized correctional and detention facilities and one of the largest prison operators in the United States operating correctional facilities in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

CRO's 100 best corporate citizens list was created based on data collected from the Russell 1000 Index and IW Financial, a leading environmental, social and governance research company. Companies were compared based on corporate responsibility efforts in eight categories -- climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights, lobbying and philanthropy.

"CCA has always been an active member of the communities we serve. This award acknowledges the strides we've made in that effort over our company's 25-year history, and we are proud to be recognized by CRO," said John Ferguson, CCA president and CEO. "We will continue to make positive contributions to our communities and leave an even greater legacy as a corporate citizen as we continue to grow."

Other companies on CRO's 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2008 list include The Walt Disney Company, Gap, IBM, Target Corporation, Cisco Systems and Starbucks Corporation. For a full list, please visit www.thecro.com.

About CCA

CCA is the nation's largest owner and operator of privatized correctional and detention facilities and one of the largest prison operators in the United States, behind only the federal government and three states. We currently operate 65 facilities, including 41 company-owned facilities, with a total design capacity of approximately 78,000 beds in 19 states and the District of Columbia. We specialize in owning, operating and managing prisons and other correctional facilities and providing inmate residential and prisoner transportation services for governmental agencies. In addition to providing the fundamental residential services relating to inmates, our facilities offer a variety of rehabilitation and educational programs, including basic education, religious services, life skills and employment training, and substance abuse treatment. These services are intended to reduce recidivism and to prepare inmates for their successful re-entry into society upon their release. We also provide health care (including medical, dental and psychiatric services), food services, and work and recreational programs.

Contact Information: CONTACT: Louise Grant Corrections Corporation of America (615) 263-3106 (615) 289-4298 Louise.grant@correctionscorp.com