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WCC(NYSE: WHC) is an industry leader and pioneer in the privatization of correctional facilities throughout the world and is one of the largest publicly traded companies engaged solely in the business of managing correctional and detention facilities. The company offers a comprehensive range of prison and correctional related services to federal, state, local and overseas government agencies.

Services include the design, construction, financing and management of a broad spectrum of correctional facilities, including male and female adult institutions; juvenile facilities; community corrections; work programs; substance abuse treatment facilities; and mental health/psychiatric; geriatric and other special purpose institutions. Other management contracts include prisoner transporting, health services, facility maintenance, and electronic monitoring.

WCC was founded in 1984 as a division of The Wackenhut Corporation. It became a subsidiary in 1988, and a separately traded public company in 1994. The company's shares have been traded on the New York Stock Exchange since March 1996.

At year-end 2001, WCC managed 61 contracts and awards worldwide that represented a 22 percent share of the U.S. private correctional market and 56 percent share of the international private correctional market. Under these agreements, WCC manages approximately 43,000 offender beds in North America, Australia, Great Britain and South Africa.

The world headquarters for WCC is in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; and regional offices are in California, Texas, and Florida. International Head offices are located in London, England, Sydney Austrailia, and Sandton, Republic of South Africa.

Organizational History

WCC was formed in 1984 as a division of The Wackenhut Corporation and became a wholly-owned corporate subsidiary in 1988. Prior to the inception of this new subsidiary in 1988, Dr. George C. Zoley, as Vice President of Wackenhut Services, Inc., had taken the leadership in developing Wackenhut Services Inc.'s capabilities for providing detention/correctional services to governmental agencies. Initial contracts awarded to WSI clearly indicated there was a need for these services, and the formation in 1988 of WCC, with Dr. Zoley at its head, was a clear signal that The Wackenhut Corporation had placed its financial strength and considerable corporate resources behind its commitment to provide specialized professional services in the detention/correctional field. In July 1994, WCC became a publicly traded company with $535.6 million annual revenues in 2000. WCC is presently traded on the New York Stock Exchange (WHC).

Since its formation, WCC has carefully charted the course of comprehensive prison contracting, including the management of one of the largest privately managed in-prison substance abuse treatment program in the world, at Kyle, Texas. As a leading company developing and managing private prisons on four continents, WCC has a proven, and well-documented, record in all aspects of prison contracting.

The corporate staff includes experts in prison design, financing, contract compliance, general administration, security, health services, basic education, vocational training, counseling, substance abuse treatment, mental health services and special needs populations, food service, maintenance and procurement.

WCC insists that each of its facilities is a model of modern correctional management and inmate programs. It believes that while incarcerated, each prisoner must be given the greatest opportunity to change his, or her, life. Through counseling, work opportunities, academic and vocational education, structured leisure programs, family values reorientation, substance abuse awareness and coping skills, aftercare structuring and victim restitution, each offender can be habilitated and can realize a successful future as a contributing member of a free society. WCC is certainly aware that after providing the appropriate services, emotional encouragement and other incentives, the burden falls on the prisoner to make use of the valuable opportunity for habilitation. We see that the future of WCC will be partially determined by its success in encouraging prisoners to take full advantage of the habilitation opportunities.

Accordingly, on the basis of quality of services, corporate resources, financial strength and general liability insurance protection, WCC stands front and center as the premier provider of private sector detention/correctional management services.

CC corporate staff includes experts in prison design, financing, contract compliance, general administration, security, health services, basic education, vocational training, counseling, substance abuse treatment, food service, maintenance and procurement.


The Operations Division is responsible for ensuring adherence to the operational standards of the various management contracts and professional and governmental commissions and/or regulatory agencies, as well as setting and monitoring the operational policies and procedures of WCC. Operational responsibilities include training and administration of all personnel, purchasing of supplies and contract services, and development of educational, vocational, counseling, and life skill inmate programs. The Operations Division is also responsible for the provision of quality meals to all inmates in strict accordance with regulatory, client, and nutritional requirements. Institutional food service responsibilities include the hiring and training of staff, monitoring of food operations, purchasing of food and supplies, and maintenance of equipment, as well as adherence to all applicable safety and nutritional standards and codes.

Health Services

The Health Services Division is responsible for providing comprehensive correctional health services to WCC detention/correctional facilities. Services include medical, dental, and mental health care by licensed health care professionals, specialty medical consultants, off-site inpatient hospitalization and emergency care. In addition, WCC has achieved accreditation with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and the Joint Commision on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) which requires compliance with nationally recognized standards for healthcare in detention and correctional facilities in a majority of current facilities.

Legal and Contract Compliance

The Legal Division provides advice and counsel on all legal issues involved in the operation of the company. This includes litigated matters as well as employment and workers compensation issues. This division also drafts and negotiates contracts and agreements with clients and oversees the Office of Professional Responsibility. The General Counsel acts as secretary of the corporation and is responsible for recording the minutes of all Board of Directors and Shareholders meetings. Contract Compliance is responsible for monitoring all operations to ensure compliance with the various standards and contractual requirements for each agreement. Responsibilities include the development of both corporate and contract-specific Policies and Procedures Manuals. The division is the primary contact with the client appointed liaison on all policy and contract issues. The division also monitors, with the Operations Division, EEO and affirmative action, as well as the Quality Control Program.

Design Services

Wackenhut Corrections Design Services (WCDSI), furnishes the in-house technical capability to ensure that the client receives state-of-the-art design, based upon proven operational reliability, on-time and within budget. The division maintains an extensive architectural library and has the most modern and efficient Computer Aided Drafting equipment available. Together with other divisions of WCC, the Design Group coordinates all aspects of facility development with our subcontractors with the goal to provide our client with a well-designed facility that is reasonable in cost and appropriate for its intended use.

International Services

International Services provides a corporate-level oversight of operations currently conducted in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada. Expanding resources and aggressive efforts focus on new global business opportunities.

Finance/Business Management

The Finance/Business Management Division is responsible for developing and implementing the billing system for each client and to ensure the prompt, systematic payment of all corporate obligations under the individual management contracts. This department monitors and analyzes budgetary and purchasing procedures, tax reporting, and fiscal management and acts as primary liaison with the Securities Exchange Commission and the New York Stock Exchange.

Business Development

The Business Development Division is responsible for marketing the company's design, build, finance and/or management services to government clients. Marketing responsibilities include initial client contacts, formal presentations, identification of project construction and financing partners, development and submission of proposals, including terms of financing and operation.

Diverse Capabilities

WCC Provides Diversified Responses To Growing Prison Population
The need throughout the United States for additional bed space in local, state and federal correctional facilities covers a wide array in terms of types of facilities as well as classification of inmates. The international market for correctional services exhibits a similar requirement for diversity, and also a need for facilities and programs to uniquely address the cultural requirements of each separate jurisdiction.

WCC has a record of understanding these needs and developing innovative and successful solutions. That record includes extensive experience in the timely and cost-effective design, construction, finance and management of correctional facilities for male, female, adult and juvenile offenders, as well as hospital operations for special needs populations, in the United States and internationally.

WCC's planned approach to diversifying its correctional facilities and its professional capabilities has led to a distinct advantage as the company looks to its future. WCC's present inventory of facilities displays a diversification that demonstrates its unique qualifications to meet these varied demands.


There is a large shortage of bed space and correctional programs for adult male inmates in numerous jurisdictions, and indeed, throughout the world. It is projected that these critical shortages will continue for the foreseeable future.

In March 2000, the Federal Bureau of Prisons awarded WCC a contract to design, construct, finance and manage a 1,200-bed correctional facility in Winton, North Carolina to house District of Columbia prisoners. Opening date was March 2001.

In July 1997, WCC was selected by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to manage the newly constructed 2,048-bed correctional institution for adult males in Taft, California. It is the first time that the Federal Bureau of Prisons contracted out for the management of one of its major facilities. WCC also provides detention and correctional services for the U.S. Immigration Service and the U.S. Marshals Service at other facilities, thus distinguishing WCC as one of the largest publicly traded provider of correctional services for the U.S. Federal government.

WCC approaches each project in the belief that a reduction in recidivism rates can be achieved through the professional application of habilitation programs. Reduction of recidivism is a critical element as governments seek to hold rising incarceration rates in check. The company takes pride in its record in this regard.


Facilities located in the United States and the United Kingdom that are dedicated partially or entirely to youthful offenders, make WCC one of the largest providers of young offender management.

Other important facilities include a 480-bed young offender institution for the State of Michigan, a 400-bed young offender facility and a youth truancy centre for the United Kingdom Home Office.

WCC's youthful offender facilities presently provide opportunities for self improvement, with an emphasis on general and special education, vocational training and work skills. Programs typically include group and individual substance abuse counseling, family counseling, and, in many cases, draw upon the resources of the community for additional programs.


The company is firm in the belief that secure, for-profit prison industry institutions provide marketable job skills work experience and more effective habilitation.

A model in this regard is WCC's 1,000-bed Lockhart, Texas facility which features the involvement of private industry within the secure perimeter. Inmates have the opportunity to be gainfully employed within the facility by private for-profit companies.

In compliance with federal guidelines under the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIE), the companies set up their own operations, hire and train inmates, pay them prevailing market-level wages, and contribute to payroll taxes. A portion of the wages are diverted to the state for victim restitution, support of dependents and offsetting the cost of incarceration.

Some of the Lockhart inmates are making air-conditioner parts; others are making circuit boards for computers. As a result of their employment and daily work routine in a "real world" environment, inmates have marketable job skills and a greater chance for meaningful employment upon release.

Other PIE programs are in place in Moore Haven, Florida and are in the planning stages at both the Guadalupe County and Lea County facilities in New Mexico, and the Rivers Correctional Institution in North Carolina. Government Industry Programs are in operation at the Allen Correctional Center in Louisiana, the Lawton Correctional Facility in Oklahoma, the South Bay Correctional Facility in Florida, the Taft Correctional Institution in California and the Guadalupe County and Lea County facilities in New Mexico.


Work release programs are typically intended for sentenced individuals who are selected by local authorities because of local ties to the community and who will benefit from work release experiences.

WCC's Broward County Work Release Center in Florida is a model for such programs. Designed and built by WCC, it represents one of the few facilities in the United States specifically built as a work release center.

The center houses court-ordered residents who are permitted to report to their places of employment in the community, while also participating in programs and services at the center. For those who are unemployed, the center offers programs to develop employment skills, and provides job placement services. The center also provides substance abuse education and counseling, DUI programs, and general and vocational education.


A report from Columbia University released in 1998 found that 80% of the 1.7 million prisoners in the United States have been linked to drug or alcohol abuse and addiction.

The 520-bed Kyle Correctional Center (New Vision) in Kyle, Texas is one of the largest facilities in the world dedicated exclusively to chemical dependency programs in a therapeutic environment. Designed, constructed and managed by WCC, the unit is one of the best in the world in terms of programs, success rates and security.

"New Vision" is a four-phase treatment program that includes orientation, main treatment, re-entry, and community care. Progression from one phase to the next is based on the individual resident's growth and accomplishment. Residents attend group and individual therapy sessions based on a 12-step model of recovery for alcohol and drug abuse.

Virtually all of WCC's facilities have drug and alcohol counseling programs as well as opportunities for inmates to participate in academic and vocational training programs.

Atlantic Shores Hospital in Florida offers addictions treatment for chemical dependency and substance abuse related problems and psychiatric treatment.


A high level of community involvement is a fundamental aspect of a community corrections facility. Community involvement results in the mutual benefit of both the community and the habilitation of the inmates. The company has several excellent examples of this concept, illustrating why WCC is the largest provider of community corrections.

Three 550+ bed and one 200-bed community correctional facilities operated by WCC in California, and three facilities in Texas have been program-oriented to provide a concept of community corrections. Support groups from the community, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, clergy, social workers, local law enforcement personnel, youth advisory groups, volunteers, visitors and other interested groups contribute to the welfare and personal improvement or change on the part of the inmates.

Family, neighborhoods and churches are seen as important elements of a total effort which seeks to reintegrate the confinees, upon release, back into their communities and support mechanisms.


There is a growing trend for correctional and prison authorities to recognize the need to develop special care programs to deal with the rising inmate population of the elderly, the seriously ill, and those in need of specialized mental health care.

In April 1999, WCC opened a 500-cell mental health correctional facility for the State of Mississippi. This is the sole facility in the state designed exclusively for the incarceration of this special needs population. WCC's credentials in the area of "special needs" facilities are unmatched in the privatized corrections industry.

In 1998, WCC diversified beyond the correctional health care field. Our wholly-owned subsidary Atlantic Shores Healthcare, Inc. owns and operates the Atlantic Shores Hospital in Florida, which provides comprehensive psychiatric services and chemical dependency treatment. Atlantic Shores Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. In 1998, Atlantic Shores Healthcare assumed operation of the 350 bed South Florida State Hospital under contract with the Florida Department of Children and Families. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accreditation was achieved during the first year of operation. In addition, a new state-of-the-art hospital was designed and constructed and opened in fall 2000.

International Scope

WCC expanded its correctional services to an international scale through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Australasian Correctional Management (ACM). ACM designed, built and now operates a medium security prison in Junee, Australia for the New South Wales Department of Corrective Services; operates a Remand and Reception Centre outside Brisbane, Australia for the Queensland Corrective Services; and in April, 1997, opened Fulham Correctional Centre, a minimum/medium facility in West Sale, Victoria, Australia.

In September 1997, ACM was contracted by the Australian Department of Immigration & Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) to provide a national immigration detention and transportation service. ACM Detention Services is a world's first and recognizes the innovative and high quality of professional services provided by ACM. This includes management of six immigration detention facilities across the continent.

ACM is contracted by the State of Victoria to provide primary health care services to 90 percent of the State's prisons and has also been selected by the Victoria Police Department to manage the Melbourne Custody Centre and associated court custody services.

The New Zealand Department of Corrections selected ACM to operate the new Auckland Central Remand Prison in May 1999. The 384-bed adult male prison, which also address the needs of the inmates of the Maori and Pacific Island communities, and those with special needs, opened July 13, 2000.

Premier Prison Services

Premier Prison Services (PPS) is a joint venture between WCC (UK) and Serco, Ltd. PPS operates a 1,111-bed prison and Young Offender Institution (YOI) in Doncaster, England for Her Majesty's Prison Services. In July 1996, HM Prison Services selected PPS to design, construct, finance and manage the reconstruction of the 524-bed Lowdham Grange Prison in Nottinghamshire. It was opened in February, 1998.

In August, 1997, a 25 year contract was awarded by the Scottish Prison Service to design, construct, finance and operate a prison in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. This is Scotland's first privatized prison project.

In December, 1997, Her Majesty's Prison Service again selected PPS to another 25 year contract to design, construct, finance and manage a correctional institution for young male offenders to be located at Pucklechurch.

In 1998, PPS was selected for the design, construction, management and financing of a Secure Training Centre to be located in Medomsley and an national prison and therapeutic community in Marchington, England.

Premier Monitoring Services

In November 1998, PPS received a contract from The Home Office of Her Majestys Government to provide home detention services for two of the four Home Office contracts. These contracts, which cover England and Wales, monitor offenders released early from prison. Approximately 2,000 people are on tag at any given time.

In order to carry out contract requirements, PPS acquired the assets of Geografix, Ltd., (since renamed Premier Geografix, Ltd.) the provider of a full line of home detention equipment. Live operations began on January 28, 1999just two months after contract award. In that time, 200 staff were recruited and trained and the infrastructure created to support an operation that spread over 27,000 square miles.


In July 1999, the Government of South Africa awarded the South African consortium of WCC, South African Custodial Services (SACS), a 25 year contract to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain a 3,024-bed Kutama-Sinthumule Maximum Security Prison in the Northern Province. This project, along with other similar projects and a youth facility, represent the first prisons to be privatized by a government on the African continent.

WCCs partner in SACS is Kensani Corrections Ltd. South African Custodial Management (SACM) is a subcontractor to SACS and is owned 50% by WCC, 30% by Kensani and 20% by Fidelity Guards. SACM has established a head office in Sandton, near Johannesburg, and is currently involved in pursuing new business opportunities in the Republic.

WCC is the industry leader in the international market with awards or contracts for over 57 percent of the prison beds which have been privatized in countries outside of the United States.

Prisoner Escorting & Court Services

PPS currently operates prisoner transportation and court custody contracts across the United Kingdom, moving more than 250,000 prisoners annually.

In this effort, Premier Prison Services is committed to ensuring that all its Escorting and Court Custody services are delivered to the highest standards of excellence and in full satisfaction of its contractual obligations to the home office, the police, the courts and the public.

PPS is responsible for the safe and secure transport of prisoners from prisons and police stations to Magistrates and Crown Courts for court appearances and their return to prison if a custody order is given. This authority also lies in providing the safe and secure custody of all prisoners at court both in the cells and in the courtroom.

In 1998, PPS was awarded a contract to provide home detention services in two of the four areas of a home detention curfew program covering England and Wales.

Integrated Solutions for Corrections Challenges


WCC is uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive correction and detention services. The company's capital resources, extensive experience and in-house capabilities permit a closely coordinated approach to all aspects of privatized corrections from design, financing and construction through ongoing management. The result is significantly faster delivery of facilities at a substantially reduced cost compared to the normal government approach - savings that continue throughout the life of the facility.


WCC maintains its own staff of architects who stay with each project from concept through the construction phase. Members of the facility management team also participate in the design and construction process from the outset, assuring the design maximizes cost-efficient staffing and operation, as well as safety and security.


Carefully selected builders with proven credentials in the construction of secure facilities work under the close supervision of the design and facility management teams. WCC specialists are on-site throughout the construction phase to assure strict compliance with all building and security standards. By integrating the design and construction phases, WCC is able to develop and open new facilities usually within 12 to 18 months. This is 30 to 50 percent faster than typical government approaches and yields costs savings of up to 40 percent.


With over a decade of experience in many locations, WCC offers assistance to potential client agencies in obtaining financing for planned facilities. The company can provide expert consultation on tax and bond-related financial options. These value-added services give the company a strong competitive advantage in seeking new business.


WCC applies proven cost-control business methodologies to every facet of facilities operation including personnel, food service, health care, utilities, supplies and maintenance. It also takes an enlightened approach to employee relations. The company offers employees a level of training, benefits and compensation that promotes pride, professionalism, and staff retention. The company assumes a greater responsibility for prisoners than just "housing" them. All WCC facilities provide basic education, job and life skills training and rehabilitation programs. In every case and in all ways, WCC adheres to standards equal or higher than government run facilities, while achieving ongoing cost savings of 10 to 20 percent.

Innovations in Corrections

WCC prides itself in developing new and innovative approaches to corrections. In addition to providing a safe, secure and humane environment within the correctional facility, WCC continually demonstrates its ability to favorably impact recidivism rates. Two examples of programs which specifically address recidivism are located in central Texas.

At Kyle, Texas, WCC operates a 520-bed Correctional Center for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division. Recognizing the relationship between chemical dependency and incarceration, WCC entered into a supplemental contract with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to implement one of the world's largest in-prison therapeutic community chemical dependency treatment program.

In Lockhart, Texas, WCC operates work program facilities for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Parole Division. Recognizing the tie between lack of marketable job skills and incidence of incarceration, WCC recruited private industry to establish factories within the facilities, train inmates in appropriate skills, and under Federal Prison Industry Enhancement Program (PIE) certification, pay inmates for their labor.

PIE programs are also operational at the Moore Haven Correctional Facility and are in the planning stages at both the Guadalupe County and Lea County facilities in New Mexico, and the Rivers Correctional Institution in North Carolina. Government Industry Programs are in operation at the Allen Correctional Center in Louisiana, the Lawton Correctional Facility in Oklahoma, the South Bay Correctional Facility in Florida, the Taft Correctional Institution in California and the Guadalupe County and Lea County facilities in New Mexico.

GED and college level course supplement substance abuse and vocational training programs offered at these facilities. Inmates receive life skills counseling and are exposed to a full-range of programs and activities that help them succeed in re-entry into society. Although technically complex to develop and administer, these types of programs offer the best opportunity to impact recidivism.

 Health Care Management

The Health Services Division is responsible for providing comprehensive correctional health services to WCC facilities. Services include medical, dental, and mental health care, licensed health care professionals, specialty medical consultants, off-site inpatient hospitalization and emergency care. In addition, WCC has achieved National Commission on Correctional Health Care Accreditation, which requires compliance with nationally recognized standards for health care in detention and correctional facilities, in a majority of current facilities.

Atlantic Shores Healthcare, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WCC provides comprehensive mental health and health care services.

The formation of Atlantic Shores Healthcare, Inc. is part of the company's diversification into businesses related to its core services and builds on the company's expertise in comprehensive health, mental health and dental care, including alcohol and drug dependency services, primary and specialty health care, as well as other institutional programs in mental health and health care. Atlantic Shores Healthcare, Inc. was awarded the contract to operate the South Florida State Hospital, a 350 bed state psychiatric hospital in November, 1998. This facility is the first complete privatization of a state psychiatric hospital in the United States. Atlantic Shores Healthcare successfully achieved Joint Commission on Accreditation of HealthCare Organizations Accreditation during the first year of operation at the South Florida State Hospital. The company has over 600 health care and mental health professionals and has extensive administrative expertise in all aspects of psychiatric healthcare services.

Atlantic Shores Hospital, an 72-bed psychiatric hospital, was opened in July, 1997. Located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, it is the first owned and operating unit for Atlantic Shores Healthcare, Inc. This is a psychiatric health care facility providing comprehensive psychiatric services and chemical dependency treatment with an experienced staff of mental health professionals.

Design Services

WCC has been involved in the design, construction and management of correctional facilities since its inception. Over the past 14 years, WCC and its in-house design and development team has been the developer of correctional facility construction projects valued in excess of $1.22 billion. Recognized both in the United States and abroad as the premier correctional development and management company for producing correctional facilities, our reputation has been earned through dedication to a management philosophy that emphasizes security, functionality, durability, and cost effectiveness as our prime objectives.

WCCs years of correctional facility development experience have shown that in order to provide the client agency with the most efficient life-cycle cost, the facility operator must be actively involved in the design and construction phase of the facility. Since the beginning, WCC has included a team of correctional experts from security services, medical services, food services, inmate programs, facility maintenance and information technology in the design team. The team of correctional experts stay involved in all phases of the design from conceptual design through final development before assuming responsibility for actual facility operations. This unique approach of having operational experts working along with the design and construction experts results in a well-developed, efficient facility suitable for its intended use and reasonable in cost to construct and operate.

WCC recognizes the significant relationship between both life-cycle costs and operational effectiveness and the design. To assure design integrity, WCC established Wackenhut Corrections Design Services Division (WCDSI), with an extensive architectural library, the latest Computer Aided Design (CAD) equipment, and multiple plotters. Our technical capabilities enable WCC to ensure that design improvements developed for one project are incorporated into subsequent projects. With each new project, the client can be assured that the design is both state-of-the-art and proven for its operational reliability. All WCC team members, whether operational experts or design and construction experts, are highly knowledgeable and experienced in new and renovated prison construction for federal, state and municipal governments.

WCCs in-house team of correctional design experts and corrections facilities construction experts coordinate all aspects of facility development. From conceptual design through obtaining the Certificate of Occupancy, our design and development team remains involved in all stages of the project.

In selecting Wackenhut Corrections Corporation as the project manager/owners representative for a design, build, finance and manage project, the client is assured of a single point of contact for all issues. WCC will enter into a contract with the Client for a guaranteed lump sum construction cost for the Correctional Facility.

WCC has an impressive record of constructing correctional facilities on time and within budget. In fact, WCC has never missed a completion date and has never been involved in litigation to claim additional compensation. We have never exceeded the originally authorized contract price for any construction project.

The best evidence of WCCs ability to perform is to examine our history. The following pages offer a brief synopsis of each of WCCs design and construction projects, both completed and in progress. Another indicator of our reputation for innovative design in this field is evidenced by the ever-increasing requests for tours of our facilities by correctional experts and public leaders from throughout the world. Wackenhut Corrections subscribes to design standards promulgated by the American Correctional Association (ACA) and, with the clients express consent, opens its facilities to inspection and accreditation by ACA. Accreditation serves as additional protection for the State against frivolous inmate litigation.

Corporate Profile

Wackenhut Corrections Corporation (NYSE: WHC) a leading worldwide provider of privatized correctional management services.

Wackenhut Corrections Corporation ("WCC") is one of the world's leading providers of privatized correctional management services with a 27 percent share of the global market. Our 10,000 professionals are experts in the development and implementation of tailored business solutions that meet the diverse correctional management needs of government agencies around the globe. We provide:

innovative, turnkey programs for the design, construction, financing and management of state-of-the-art correctional facilities - from male, female, and adult institutions, to juvenile, geriatric and other special-purpose institutions

development and management of medical and mental health rehabilitation facilities and services, including those focused on education, substance abuse treatment, counseling and work programs, and community corrections services; and

a range of diversified correctional services, such as electronic monitoring for home detainees, prisoner transport and facility maintenance.
At year-end 2000, WCC managed a total of 57 contracts or awards around the world that represented a 23 percent share of the U.S. private correctional market and a 57 percent share of the private correctional international market. We service nearly 40,000 beds in North America, Europe, Australia, Africa and New Zealand.

WCC's world headquarters are located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and our stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WHC.


George C. Zoley, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Zoley is Chairman of the Board for WCC. He served as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from January 1997 to May of 2002 and as President and a Director of WCC since it was incorporated in 1988, and Chief Executive officer since April 1994. Mr. Zoley established WCC as a division of TWC in 1984, and continues to be a major factor in WCC's development of the privatized correctional and detention facility business. Mr. Zoley is also a director of Wackenhut Corrections Corporation Australia Pty Limited, Australasian Correctional Services Pty Limited, Australasian Correctional Management Pty Limited, Canadian Correctional Management Inc., WCC RE Holdings, LLC., Atlantic Shores Healthcare, Inc., Wackenhut Corrections Corporation, N.V., and of other subsidiaries through which WCC conducts its operations. He is also Chairman of the Board of CPV. From 1981 through 1988, he served as manager, director, and then Vice President of Government Services of Wackenhut Services, Inc. ("WSI"). Mr. Zoley was responsible for the development of opportunities in the privatization of government services by WSI. Prior to joining WSI, Mr. Zoley held various administrative and management positions for city and county governments in South Florida. Mr. Zoley has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a Doctorate Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Wayne H. Calabrese, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Calabrese is Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer and President of WCC. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of WCC from January 1997 to May of 2002, Chief Operating Officer since January 1996, a Director of WCC since April 1998, Executive Vice President of WCC from 1994 to 1996, and President of the subsidiary WCC Development, Inc. since March 1997. He joined WCC as Vice President, Business Development in 1989, and from 1991 to 1994 served as Chief Executive Officer of Australasian Correctional Management, Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of WCC based in Sydney, Australia. Other Directorships include Wackenhut Corrections (UK) Ltd., Premier Custodial Group Limited, Premier Prison Services Limited, Premier Training Services Limited, Lowdham Grange Prison Services Limited, Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited, Kilmarnock Prison (Holdings) Limited, Pucklechurch Custodial Services Limited, Pucklechurch Custodial (Holdings) Limited, Medomsley Training Services Limited, Medomsley (Holdings) Limited, Premier Geografix Limited, Premier Monitoring Services Limited, Moreton Prison Services Limited, Moreton Prison (Holdings) Limited, Prison Detention Services Limited, Cambridgeshire Custodial Services Limited and Wackenhut Corrections Corporation, N.V. Prior to joining WCC, Mr. Calabrese was a partner in the Akron (OH) law firm of Calabrese, Dobbins and Kepple. His prior experience includes positions as Assistant City Law Director in Akron and Assistant County Prosecutor and Chief of the County Bureau of Support for Summit County (OH). Mr. Calabrese was also Legal Counsel and Director of Development for the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority. He received his B.S. from the University of Akron and a Juris Doctor from the University of Akron Law School.

Norman A. Carlson, Director

Mr. Carlson has served as a Director of WCC since April 1994, and had previously served as a Director of TWC since April 1993. Mr. Carlson retired from the Department of Justice in 1987 after serving for 17 years as Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. During his 30-year career, Mr. Carlson worked at the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Federal Correctional Institution, Ashland, Kentucky. Mr. Carlson was President of the American Correctional Association from 1978 to 1980, and is a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration. From 1987 until 1998, Mr. Carlson was Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota.

Benjamin R. Civiletti, Director

Mr. Civiletti has been Chairman of the law firm Venable, Baetjer and Howard since 1993 and was Managing Partner of the firm from 1987 to 1993. From 1979 to 1980, Mr. Civiletti served as the Attorney General of the United States. Mr. Civiletti is former Chairman of the Board of Greater Baltimore Medical Center and the Founding Chairman of the Maryland Legal Services Corporation; a Director of Bethlehem Steel Corporation; a Director of MBNA Corporation and MBNA International and a former Director of TWC. Mr. Civiletti is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the American Law Institute, and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Civiletti was Chairman of the Maryland Governor's Commission on Welfare Policy in 1993, and a member of the Maryland Governor's Task Force on Alternatives to Incarceration in 1991.

G. Fred DiBona, Jr., Director

Mr. DiBona is President and Chief Executive Officer of Independence Blue Cross (IBC), a health insurance corporation with 4.5 million members. He is also Chief Executive Officer of Keystone Health Plan East, a wholly owned subsidiary of IBC, and AmeriHealth, Inc., an IBC subsidiary health insurance company which operates in several states throughout the country with nearly half a million members. Mr. DiBona joined IBC after his successful tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of Keystone Ventures, Inc. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. DiBona served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He earlier had served as President, and later Board Chairman, of the Philadelphia Port Corporation and as Chairman of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, the country's largest association of private health insurers. He currently serves as a Director of the Association's Executive Committee. In 1995, Mr. DiBona was the co-recipient with former President George Bush of the National Patriot's Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Mr. DiBona also serves on the Boards of Directors of Exelon Energy Company, Tasty Baking Company and Philadelphia Suburban Corporation. He is a graduate of Davis and Elkins College and Delaware School of Law.

Anne Foreman, Director

Mrs. Foreman served as Under Secretary of the United States Air Force from September 1989 until January 1993. Prior to her tenure as Under Secretary, she was General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force and a member of the Department's Intelligence Oversight Board. Mrs. Foreman served in the White House as Associate Director of Presidential Personnel for National Security (1985-1987) and practiced law with the Washington office of the Houston-based law firm of Bracewell and Patterson, and with the British solicitors Boodle Hatfield, Co., in London, England (1979-1985). Mrs. Foreman is a former member of the career Foreign Service, having served in Beirut, Lebanon; Tunis, Tunisia, and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. She was a U.S. Delegate to the 31st Session of the U.N. General Assembly and to the 62nd Session of the U.N. Economic and Social Council. Mrs. Foreman received a B.A. degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Southern California and an M.A. (History) from the same institution. She also holds a J.D. from American University and was awarded and Honorary Doctorate of Law from Troy State University. Mrs. Foreman is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, has been a member of numerous Presidential delegations, and was twice awarded the Air Force Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service. Mrs. Foreman is a member of the Board of Directors of Ultra Electronics Defense, Inc. of Advanced Programming Concepts, Inc., and of Trust Securities, Inc. She also serves as a trustee of the National Gypsum Company Settlement Trust and as Director and Treasurer of the Asbestos Claims Management Corporation.

Richard H. Glanton, Director

Mr. Glanton is a partner, Corporate Finance Group, in the law firm of Reed Smith LLP, Philadelphia, PA and has been with the firm since 1987. From 1979 to 1983, he was Deputy Counsel to Richard L. Thornburgh, former Governor of Pennsylvania. Mr. Glanton presently serves on the boards of Commercial General Union of North America; Exelon Corporation; PECO Energy Company; and Philadelphia Suburban Corporation, a water utility company. He is also Chairman of Philadelphia Television Network. He served as co-chair of the Girard Independent Committee, which was established in December, 1997 for investigating the management of a large trust fund in Philadelphia, which concluded its mission by about June, 1998. He is a graduate of West Georgia College, and earned a J.D. degree from the University School of Law.

Mr. Lars Norby Johansen, Director

Mr. Johansen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Group 4 Falck A/S, and has served as President and Director since June 2000. In January 2000, Falck A/S and Group 4 Securitas BV merged and became Group 4 Falck A/S. From 1995 to 2000, he served as Group Chief Executive Officer of Falck A/S and Chairman of Falcks Redningskorps A/S, Falck Securitas A/S and other companies in the Falck Group. From 1988 to 1995, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Falck Redningskorps A/S and Falck Holding A/S. Prior to joining Falck he was a Claims Manager and Vice President, Baltica, Technical Manager and Vice President of the Danish Insurance Association and has held various academic positions at Odense University, European University Institute, Florence and Harvard University. Mr. Johansen also serves on the Boards of Directors of DONG A/S, William Demant Holdings A/S, Oticon A/S and IC Company A/S. In 2001 Mr. Johansen chaired a committee, appointed by the government, on Corporate Governance, which published "The Nrby Committee's Report on Corporate Governance in Denmark. Recommendations for Good Corporate Governance" Mr. Johansen holds a Master of Political Science and is a graduate of Institute of Political Science, Aarhus University.

Soren Lundsberg-Nielsen, Director

Mr. Lundsberg-Nielsen is General Counsel of Group 4 Falck A/S, and has been with Group 4 Falck since August 2001. From 1998 to 2001, he was Vice President and General Counsel at J.M. Huber, Inc. a privately owned U.S. company. From 1996 to 1998, he was Corporate Counsel and Vice President at Lhoist Group S.A., a privately owned Belgium company. Before joining Lhoist, he served as Corporate Counsel at Faxe Kalk A/S, a listed Danish company from 1984 to 1996. From 1980 to 1984, he was with the law firm Kroman Reumert, Copenhagen. In 1982 he served as a Trainee with law firms in Salt Lake City, UT and New York, NY. Prior to his legal carrier he served as a management consultant from 1978 to 1980. He was admitted to the district courts in 1983. From 1985 to 1991, Mr. Lundsberg-Nielsen served as Chairman and Chief Scout of the Danish Guide and Scout Association. Since 1994 he has served as Chairman of the Blood Donation Society for Greater Copenhagen. In 1984 Mr. Lundsberg-Nielsen published a book on Management Contracts, which became the leading authority in that field. Mr. Lundsberg-Nielsen is a 1978 graduate of the University of Copenhagen School of Law.


Kutama- Sinthumule Maximum Security Prison

Junee, New South Wales
Wacol, Queensland
Department of Immigration & Multicultural Affairs (DIMA)
Melbourne, Victoria

New Brunswick

New Zealand

United Kingdom
Doncaster, England
Dungavel, Scotland
Lowdham, England
Marchington, England
Medomsley, England
Pucklechurch, England
Kilmarnock, Scotland

United States
New Mexico
North Carolina
New York
Puerto Rico


254 Taylor Avenue
McFarland, CA 93250
Phone: 661-792-3492
Fax: 661-792-5572
550-bed state medium custody community correctional facility
Opened December, 1997

10450 Rancho Road
Adelanto, CA 92301
Phone: 760-246-1171
Fax: 760-246-6420
568-bed state medium custody community correctional facility
Opened December, 1997

611 Frontage Road
McFarland, CA 93250
Phone: 661-792-2731
Fax: 661-792-6131
550-bed state return-to-custody correctional facility
Opened December, 1997

120 Taylor Road
McFarland, CA 93250-0637
Phone: 661-792-3001
Fax: 661-792-3007
224-bed state correctional facility
Opened January, 1989

220 C St. (West)
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-232-9221
Fax: 619-232-9224
616-Bed Detention Facility
Opened July, 2000

1500 Cadet Road
Taft, CA 93268
Phone: 661-763-2510
Fax: 661-765-3002
2,048-bed federal correctional facility
Opened December, 1997


11901 East 30th Ave
Aurora, CO 80010
Phone: 303-361-6612
Fax: 303-341-2652
340-bed I.N.S. detention facility
Opened February, 1987


4545 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
86-bed rivate psychiatric hospital
Owner/Manager since July 1997
Phone: 954-771-2711
Fax: 954-493-9998

3900 North Powerline Rd.
Pompano Beach, FL 33073
Phone: 954-973-4485
Fax: 954-973-6179
300-bed minimum security work release center
Opened February, 1998

Hwy 27 N & Hwy 78 E
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 718501
Moore Haven, FL 33471-8501
Phone: 863-946-2420
Fax: 863-946-3437
750-bed state medium/close-custody security prison
Opened June, 1995

600 US Hwy. 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-992-9551
1,436-bed state medium/close-custody security prison
Opened February, 1997

800 East Cypress Dr
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
350-bed stats psychiatric hospital
Phone: 954-392-3000
Fax: 954-392-3041
Opened November, 1998
New facility construction opened December, 2000


3751 Lauderdale Woodyard Road
Kinder, LA 70648
Phone: 337-639-2942
Fax: 337-639-2944
1,474-bed state medium/maximum security facility
Opened December, 1990


1805 West 32nd Street
Baldwin, MI 49304
480-bed youth correctional facility
Phone: 231-745-9711
Fax: 231-745-9707
Opened July, 1999


10641 Highway 80 West
Meridian, MS 39307
Phone: 601-485-5255
Fax: 601-485-5944
500-bed mental health correctional facility
Opened April, 1999

833 West Street
Holly Springs, MS 38634
Phone: 662-252-7111
Fax: 662-252-5777
1,000-bed state medium security prison
Opened June, 1996


P. O. Box 520
South Highway 54
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
Phone: 505-472-1001
Fax: 505-472-1006
600-bed correctional facility
Opened January, 1999

6900 West Millen Drive
Hobbs, NM 88244
Phone: 505-392-4055
Fax: 505-392-6488
1,200-bed correctional facility
Opened May, 1998


182-22 150th Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11413
Phone: 718-553-5420
Fax: 718-553-5426
200-bed I.N.S. detention facility
Opened March, 1997


145 Parker's Fishery Rd
Winton, North Carolina 27986
Phone: 252-358-5200
Fax: 252-358-5202
1200-bed, low security, adult male facility
Opened March, 2001


8607 South East Flower Mound Road
Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: 580-351-2778
Fax: 580-351-2641
1,800-bed medium security correctional facility
Opened July, 1998


Cheyeney Road
Thornton, PA 19373
Phone: 610-358-2150
Fax: 610-358-9694
1,812-bed county prison
Assumed operations April, 1996
Moved to new facility October, 1998


4000 N 10th Street
Bridgeport, TX 76426
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 189
Bridgeport, TX 76026
Phone: 940-683-3010
Fax: 940-683-3094
520-bed state correctional facility
Opened August, 1989

218 South Laredo Street
San Antonio, TX 78207-4532
Phone: 210-227-5600
Fax: 210-226-5007
623-bed mixed use facility
Renovated and opened January, 1989

901 East 5th Street
Cleveland, Texas 77327
Phone: 281-592-9559
Fax: 281-592-9552
520-bed correctional facility
Assumed Operations January, 1999

4E Hwy 277 South
Bronte, TX 76933-0700
Phone: 915-473-5700
Fax: 915-473-5800
200-bed youthful offender facility
Opened October, 1994

1137 Old Post Oak Road
Jacksboro, TX 76458
Fax: 940-567-2292
1,031-bed community corrections facility
Opened September, 1995

810 Commerce St.
Karnes City, TX 78118
Phone: 830-780-3525
Fax: 830-780-4057
579-bed adult correctional facility
WCC-managed since January, 1998

1400 Industrial Blvd
Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: 512-398-3480
Fax: 512-398-4551
500-bed men's state prison facility
Opened February, 1993

1400 Industrial Blvd
Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: 512-398-3480
Fax: 512-398-4551
500-bed state women's facility
Opened August, 1994

701 IH 35 South
P.O. Box 1300
Kyle, TX 78640-1300
Phone: 512-268-0079
Fax: 512-268-0366
520-bed state facility/chemical dependency treatment center
Opened June, 1989

4700 Blue Mound Road
Fort Worth, TX 76106
Phone: 817-740-0180
Fax: 817-740-0735
400-bed parole violator facility
Opened August, 1991

253 FM
2523 Hamilton Lane
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: 830-778-0096
Fax: 830-778-0036
784-bed jail and correctional facility
Opened January, 2001

1695 Buffalo Drive
Raymondville, TX 78580
Phone: 956-689-4900
Fax: 956-689-4001
1,000-bed state jail facility
Opened January, 1996


Drakes Branch, VA
1,000-bed state correctional facility
Opening 3rd Quarter, 2002


Calle #28 Final
Centro Industrial Luchetti
Bayamon, PR 00961
Phone: 787-288-5800
Fax: 787-786-0800
500-bed state correctional facility
Opened March, 1997


Oak Place
Woodmead Office Park
Western Service Rd.
Phone: 011-27-11-802-4440
Fax: 011-27-11-802-4491

South African Custodial Management
Temporary Office
Suite 6, Far North Suites
117 Krogh St.
Louis Trichart 0920
Republic of South Africa
Phone: 011-27-15-516-0217
Fax: 011-27-15-516-0277
3,024-bed maximum security prison
Opening 1Q02


Level 18, AXA Centre
44 Market St., Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone: 011-61-2-9262-6100
Fax: 011-61-2-9262-6005

Head Office
Level 18, AXA Centre
44 Market St., Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone: 011-61-2-9295-0204
Fax: 011-61-2-9295-0288

3068 Ipswich Road
P.O. Box 1300 Darra
Wacol Queensland 4076 Australia
Phone: 011-61-7-3212-0428
Fax: 011-61-7-3212-0415
710-bed remand and reception centre
Opened July, 1992

RAAF Base Curtin
P.O. Box 1210
Great Northern Highway
Derby, Western Australia 6728
Phone: 011-61-8-9193-3800
Fax: 011-61-8-9193-3818
Limited security immigration dentention centre
Opened September 1999

53 Hamstead Road
Maidstone Victoria, 3012 Australia
Phone: 011-61-3-9318-1999
Fax: 011-61-3-9317-7390
Immigration detention facility
ACM assumed management, December, 1997

Corner Baker Road & McCombe Avenue
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
Phone: 011-61-8-9479-1257
Fax: 011-61-8-9479-7284
Immigration detention facility
ACM assumed management, December, 1997

Dempster Street, Cooke Point
Cook Point, WA Australia 6721
Phone: 011-61-8-9173-2822
Fax: 011-61-8-9173-2825
Immigration detention facility
ACM assumed management, December, 1997

Miowera Road
Villawood NWS 2163 Australia
Phone: 011-61-2-9752-1500
Fax: 011-61-2-9752-1599
Immigration detention facility
ACM assumed management, December, 1997

Works Road
P.O. Box 136
Woomera West 5720
South Australia, Australia
Phone: 011-61-8-8674-7220
Fax: 011-61-8-8674-7574
Reception holding & processing centre
Opened April, 1997

Hopkins Road
Fulham, Victoria 3850 Australia
Phone: 011-61-3-51-423-800
Fax: 011-61-3-51-423-801
775-bed state prison
Opened April, 1997

Park Lane
Junee NSW 2663, Australia
Phone: 011-61-26-924-3222
Fax: 011-61-26-924-3197
750-bed correctional center
Opened April, 1993

520 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Phone: 011-61-3-9628-7888
Fax: 011-61-3-9628-7894
80-bed custody management & court security centre
Assumed operations March 1999


4 Airport Drive, P.O. Box 39
Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada E1N 3W4
WCC designed, constructed and now has 25-year maintenance contract
Phone: 506-624-2160, 2163, 2164
Fax: 506-624-2162
Opened January, 1998


PO Box 8180
Symonds St.
Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: 011-64-9-309-9859
Fax: 011-64-9-309-9698
383-bed adult male remand prison
Opened July 2000


Berkshire Court, Western Road
Brachnell, Berkshire RG12 1RE
Phone: 011-441-344-386-300
Fax: 011-441-344-868-867

31-34 South Bar St.
Banbury, England OX169AE
Phone: 011-441-295-225-300
Fax: 011-441-295-276-803

Dungavel House
Strathaven, South Lanarkshire ML10 6RS
Phone: 011-44-1698-395-000
Fax: 011-44-1698-395-076

Corbridge Rd.
Medomsley County
Durham, England DH8 6QY
Phone: 011-44-1207-565-600
Fax: 011-44-1207-565-631
40-bed secure training center
Opened September, 1999

Marshgate, Doncaster, England DN5 8UX
Phone: 011-44-1-30-276-0870
Fax: 011-44-1-30-276-0851
1,111-bed prison for adults and separate unit for young offenders
Opened June, 1994

HMP Dovegate
Moreton Lane
Marchington, East Staffordshire ST14 8XR
Phone 44-1283 820000
Fax: 44-1283 820066
800-bed national prison and therapeutic community
Opened July 2001

Bowhouse, Mauchline Road
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland 5A1 SAA
Phone: 011-44-1-563-548-800
Fax: 011-44-1-563-548-845
Scottish Prison Service correctional facility
548-bed prison
Opened March, 1999

Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, England NG14 7DA
Phone: 011-44-1-15-966-9200
Fax: 011-44-1-15-966-9345
524-bed national prison, medium/maximum security
Opened February, 1998

Shortwood Rd.
Pucklechurch Bristol
England BS16-9QJ
Phone: 011-44-11-7-303-8000
Fax: 011-44-11-7-303-8001
400-bed correctional facility for youthful (male) offenders
Opened November, 1999

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