(Cushing, OK) – In honor of Veterans’ Day, Cimarron Correctional Facility is honoring its veterans and active duty military servicepersons through commemorative facility efforts and online initiatives. Cimarron is one of 65 correctional facilities nationwide owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). CCA employs 17,000 employees and approximately 10 percent are veterans.


Using the company’s online news site – www.InsideCCA.com – as an interactive forum, employees companywide have shared appreciative messages, comments and experiences to recognize former and present military servicepersons. Their responses are featured in an article entitled “Courageous for Our Country: Celebrating Veterans’ Day.”

Along with special online recognitions, employees at Cimarron Correctional Facility will enjoy a small celebratory event here at the facility.

Cimarron Correctional Facility has had a lot of luck hiring staff with military background experience. Much of their military background helps with the successful transition from a military career to a career in corrections. On this Veteran’s holiday, I join all of our staff in saluting our veterans and honoring them for their service to our country. Cimarron Correctional Facility is proud of all our staff and especially our veterans.

“Within CCA culture, we often recognize active-duty military servicemen and servicewomen and veterans because they mean so much to our company and country,” said Damon Hininger, CCA president and chief executive officer. “That approximately one out of every ten of our hardworking employees is a veteran is especially meaningful. That says something about the strength and appeal of our company.”



About CCA

CCA is the nation’s largest owner and operator of government-contracted correctional and detention facilities, operating 65 facilities, including 44 company-owned facilities, with approximately 87,000 beds, in 19 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to providing the residential services for inmates, CCA facilities offer rehabilitation and educational programs, including education, vocation, religious services, life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment. For more, visit www.correctionscorp.com and www.ccacommunities.com.


About Cimarron Correctional Facility

Cimarron is a 1600-bed, medium-security facility owned by CCA since 1998. The facility, which houses male inmates for Oklahoma Department of Corrections, is nationally accredited by the American Correctional Association and offers a wide range of programming and services to address the rehabilitative needs of inmates at the facility.