CCA to Be Added to the MSCI US REIT Index (RMZ) as of the Close of February 28, 2013

CCA to Be Added to the MSCI US REIT Index (RMZ) as of the Close of February 28, 
NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 --   CCA (NYSE: CXW) (the
"Company" or "Corrections Corporation of America"), announced it has
learned today that it will be added as a constituent of the MSCI US
REIT Index (RMZ) as of the close of February 28, 2013. The MSCI US
REIT Index represents approximately 85% of the US REIT universe.  
Damon Hininger, CCA's President and CEO, stated, "We are very pleased
that CCA will be included as one of 119 companies comprising the MSCI
US REIT Index as of the close of February 28, 2013. We believe the
inclusion in the MSCI US REIT Index further demonstrates that by
converting to a REIT we open the Company to a potential larger pool
of investors." 
About CCA 
CCA is the nation's largest owner of partnership correction 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 67 facilities, including 47 company-owned
facilities, with a total design capacity of approximately 92,000 beds
in 20 states and the District of Columbia. CCA specializes in owning,
operating and managing prisons and other correctional facilities and
providing inmate residential 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.  
Forward-Looking Statements  
This press release contains statements as to the Company's beliefs
and expectations of the outcome of future events that are
forward-looking statements as defined within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from the
statements made. These include, but are not limited to, the risks and
uncertainties associated with: (i) our ability to meet and maintain
REIT qualification tests; (ii) general economic and market
conditions, including the impact governmental budgets can have on our
per diem rates, occupancy and overall utilization; (iii) fluctuations
in our operating results because of, among other things, changes in
occupancy levels, competition, increases in cost of operations,
fluctuations in interest rates and risks of operations; (iv) our
ability to obtain and maintain correctional facility management
contracts, including as a result of sufficient governmental
appropriations and as a result of inmate disturbances; (v) changes in
the privatization of the corrections and detention industry, the
public acceptance of our services, the timing of the opening of and
demand for new prison facilities and the commencement of new
management contracts; (vi) the outcome of California's realignment
program and utilization of out of state private correctional
capacity; (vii) the availability of debt and equity financing on
terms that are favorable to us and (viii) increases in costs to
construct or expand correctional facilities that exceed original
estimates, or the inability to complete such projects on schedule as
a result of various factors, many of which are beyond our control,
such as weather, labor conditions and material shortages, resulting
in increased construction costs.  
CCA takes no responsibility for updating the information contained in
this press release following the date hereof to reflect events or
circumstances occurring after the date hereof or the occurrence of
unanticipated events or for any changes or modifications made to this
press release or the information contained herein by any
third-parties, including, but not limited to, any wire or internet
Investors and Analysts: 
Karin Demler
(615) 263-3005 
Steven Owen
(615) 263-3107 
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