Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

CCA Open to Jail Site Talk.

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

Sale To Estancia Part Of Revenue Hike Plan

Corrections Corporation of America is interested in selling the land under the Torrance County Detention Facility to Estancia, Mayor Martin Hibbs said Tuesday at a meeting of the Estancia Board of Trustees.

"We received a letter back from CCA saying they would consider us buying the land (the prison) sits on," Hibbs said.

CCA, based in Nashville, Tenn., owns the private prison in Estancia.

Early this month, Estancia trustees began working with private consultant James Schumann to arrange an intergovernmental agreement between the town and the U. …

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