[ Fact Sheet ]
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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,
- 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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646 Melrose Ave.
Nashville, TN 37211
Tel: (615) 251-7008
Nationwide (800) 737-9190
Fax: (615) 251-5395
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