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by Peter Moskos

March 4, 2009

Now Hiring $14.99/hour

Be a prison guard at the Eden Detention Center in Texas and work for the private (publicly traded) for-profit Correction Corporation of America. Get paid $14.99/hour (about $30K/year). Must be willing to work all shifts. GED and valid driver's license required.

According to their website:
CCA houses approximately 75,000 offenders and detainees in more than 60 facilities, 44 of which are company-owned, with a total bed capacity of more than 80,000. CCA currently partners with all three federal corrections agencies (The Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement), nearly half of all states and more than a dozen local municipalities.

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