Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> May 17, 2004


CHARLES R. JONES has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a trustee of Correctional Properties Trust since February 1998. Mr. Jones previously served as Senior Vice President, Business Development of Wackenhut Corrections from 1996 to 1998, where he was responsible for all phases of business development and marketing, including legislative initiatives, proposal development, facility finance and acquisition strategies, and contract negotiations. Previously, Mr. Jones was a senior investment banker specializing in structured finance with Rauscher, Pierce, Refsnes, Inc., in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Jones practiced with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., as a Certified Public Accountant in Denver, Colorado, specializing in the taxation of commercial real estate and financial institutions. Mr. Jones received a BBA in Accounting from the University of Colorado. Profile
TWST: Would you begin our interview with an introduction to Correctional

Properties Trust and an overview of your operations?

Mr. Jones: Our company was formed in 1998 to provide an