Florence Correctional Center

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Florence Correctional Center
Location1100 Bowling Road
Florence, Arizona
Security classmedium
Managed byCorrections Corporation of America

Florence Correctional Center (FCC) is a medium-security prison for men in Florence, Arizona, owned by CoreCivic (formally, Corrections Corporation of America). The current contracts that the company holds at this location are U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), United States Marshal Service (USMS), and City of Mesa. Opened in 1999, the current capacity of the facility is 1824. Roughly 550 beds are for ICE detainees [1][2] Nearly 1234 beds are for the Marshal Service and about 80 for the City of Mesa.

In 2005, CCA contracted with the Alaska Department of Corrections to keep more than 30% of the state's inmates in FCC. Many of these Alaskans were detainees awaiting trial.[3] Eventually this contract was finished. In 2017, the City of Mesa became the first city in Arizona to allow the private prison to house misdemeanor offenders. Of course this led to some backlash, but the city reassured citizens that this would in-fact save the city money. Approximately $2 Million per year. The city and CoreCivic agreed to 3 years.[4] The prison is one of several state, federal and private prisons in Florence.


  1. ^ "Florence Correctional Center". Corrections Corporations of America. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ Center), Jennifer Chan (National Immigrant Justice. "2016 ODO Inspection – Florence Correctional Center AZ CCA". www.documentcloud.org. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  3. ^ Carroll, Tony (31 Oct 2005). "Many Alaska prison inmates still being sent thousands of miles away". Juneau Empire. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Mesa will be first Arizona city with private jail".

Coordinates: 33°02′13″N 111°22′17″W / 33.037067°N 111.371395°W / 33.037067; -111.371395