INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Tennessee-based CoreCivic Inc. (NYSE: CXW) is planning to cease operations at Marion County Jail II in Indianapolis at the end of the year. In a notice to the state, the company, which provides corrections and detention management services, says the move will affect nearly 150 employees.
CoreCivic Director of Public Affairs Ryan Gustin says the move is the result of the construction of the new Indianapolis-Marion County Criminal Justice Campus, to where the inmates of the current jail facility will be transferred. The affected employees will be laid off on December 31, though Gustin says CoreCivic is working with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and other facilities in its network to identify career opportunities for the employees.
“For 24 years, CoreCivic has partnered with Marion County to provide safe housing and high-quality programming to the individuals at the Marion County Jail II (MCJII),” said Gustin. “When Marion County announced a few years back that a new criminal justice center would be constructed, CoreCivic committed to continue partnering with the county to manage MCJII until all inmates could be safely transitioned into the new facility. (CoreCivic does not own the MCJII building.) We’re proud of the many years of service that our dedicated staff has provided at the MCJII and to the local community.”
The affected employees are not represented by a union and do not have bumping rights.