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Facts about TransCor

TransCor is the largest third-party prisoner extradition company in the United States. We provide nationwide coverage, inclusive of all 50 states and Puerto Rico, to over 2,000 local, state and federal agencies. From 1999 to 2002, more than 190,000 prisoners were moved through our nationwide ground system. An additional 28,500 were moved via mass move during the same time period.

TransCor, the company

  • Founded in 1990 in Tennessee. Became a wholly owned subsidiary of Corrections Corporation of America in 1995.
  • Acquired Tri-County Extradition, Inc., the premier prisoner transportation company in California, on December 31, 2002 as a wholly owned subsidiary.
  • In 2002, we safely transported 35,000 prisoners for over 1,200 law enforcement and corrections agencies on the local, state and federal levels. This includes most state departments of corrections.
  • Nationwide, we employ more than 300 transportation professionals.
  • Only company to employ a full-time training director, enabling us to constantly recruit new staff and provide ongoing training and staff development opportunities for staff.
  • Our comprehensive training program includes more than 100 hours of basic agent training and 40 hours of annual re-certification.
  • Largest vehicle fleet in the industry, which includes more than 90 vehicles. The fleet includes vans, mini-bus transporters and buses. TransCor also maintains three wheelchair accessible vans to accommodate the transport of special needs prisoners.
  • Each vehicle is equipped with a global positioning system. This system allows us to track each and every vehicle anywhere in the United States to within one-tenth of a mile of its current position. In addition, each vehicle is equipped with a computer keyboard also tied in to the system, which allows our headquarters real time communication with agents in the field.

Our Operations and Services

  • We transport male and female, adult and juvenile offenders at all security levels.
  • Nationwide ground network organized in a hub and spoke network, with major hub locations in Starke, Florida; Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Ottawa, Illinois; El Centro, California; Amarillo, Texas; Asheville, North Carolina; and McEllhattan, Pennsylvania.
  • Have ability to move prisoner from coast to cast in our ground network in an average of five days and only require 72 hours notice to place an order.
  • Operate comprehensive in-state ground networks in California, Texas and Florida.
  • We guarantee 72-hour pick up and drop off within our in-state customers in Texas, California and Florida.
  • In case of short deadlines or prisoners with health conditions, we have agents positioned across the county to provide flex transports and special needs moves nationwide at a very competitive rate.
  • We are the only company in the industry with the size to perform mass moves. In fact in 2002, TransCor successfully completed the nation’s largest single mass move, which entailed moving 795 prisoners, within 26 hours, between facilities located in Arizona, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
  • We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
  • We don’t require a contract for you to work with us. You can use us for one move or you can use us for one hundred.
  • Registered nurses on staff help screen prisoners before they enter our ground network, and then monitor their process through the system. Should a medical situation arise during the transport, these special needs coordinators help keep TransCor and the customer agency informed of what is going on.

Setting the Standard

  • We are the first private extradition company to comply with the Interstate Transportation of Dangerous Criminals Act of 2000.
  • We are also the first company in the industry to bring our operations in line with Department of Transportation regulations revisions made effective in December 2003.
  • We maintain the most comprehensive insurance coverage of any company in the industry. A $50 million liability insurance policy covers incidents that might occur during transportation.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact a Marketing and Customer Service Director by e-mail or at 1-800-825-3320.

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TransCor America, LLC
646 Melrose Ave.
Nashville, TN 37211
Tel: (615) 251-7008
Nationwide (800) 737-9190
Fax: (615) 251-5395

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