CCA Hires James Lopez at New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility

Twenty-five year veteran of the corrections industry to serve as assistant warden at 600 bed facility

Grants, NM (PRWEB) January 03, 2013

CCA, America's leader in partnership corrections, announces the hire of James Lopez as assistant warden at New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility in Grants, New Mexico. Lopez will work alongside warden Arlene Hickson and help oversee a staff of over 100 employees.

"I'm thrilled to join CCA and become part of an impressive team at New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility," said Lopez. "I can see that my new colleagues uphold professionalism, have an excellent work ethic and show a sincere care for each other."

Lopez has worked in corrections for the state of New Mexico for over twenty-five years. Most recently, he served as warden at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe. Prior to serving as warden, Lopez was deputy warden of operations at Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Grants, New Mexico.

When asked what the driving force has been throughout his successful career in corrections, Lopez touts education as a leading priority in his work.

"My passion has been teaching the staff and general population about our service in providing public safety," said Lopez. "The work that we do for the community makes a real difference."

Lopez and his family reside in Milan, New Mexico. He and his wife, Martha, have four children and three grandchildren.

About New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility
CCA's New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility is located approximately 70 miles west of Albuquerque, in the town of Grants, NM. The facility has been owned since 1989, providing approximately 600 beds for female inmates in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Corrections. The facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA), which represents the national gold standard for professional correctional management.

About CCA
CCA is the nation's largest provider of partnership corrections to federal, state and local government, operating more than 60 facilities, including more than 40 company-owned facilities, with more than 90,000 beds, in 20 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 information, visit: and

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