Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America announced today it would begin construction of a more than 2,000 bed prison in Trousdale County.
“With this new endeavor, CCA brings enhanced economic vitality to northern Middle Tennessee through purposeful careers and millions of dollars in salaries, benefits and tax revenue. This infusion of capital improves the lives of families and bolsters public services,” said John Ferguson, CCA’s president and chief executive officer, in a statement.
Construction on the $143 million facility will begin this summer, pending final negotiations with the county. It will create 350 jobs.
Whose prisoners the new CCA facility will house has not been finalized. Possible options include the state and federal prisoners as well as relieving other states who may face overcrowding in their jails.
The Trousdale County facility will be CCA’s eighth in Tennessee.