HOUSTON, June 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Cornell Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CRN) announced today that Jon Swatsburg, Senior Vice President of the Company's Abraxas Youth & Family Services division, will present at Avondale Partners' Inaugural Behavioral Healthcare Conference at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

Cornell is scheduled to present on Thursday, June 12, 2008, at 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time. The audio-webcast of the presentation will be accessible on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.cornellcompanies.com. The written materials accompanying the presentation will also be available on the Company's website at the time of the presentation. The webcast will be archived at www.cornellcompanies.com for 30 days after the event.

About Cornell Companies

Cornell Companies, Inc. (www.cornellcompanies.com) is a leading private provider of corrections, treatment and educational services outsourced by federal, state and local governmental agencies. Cornell provides a diversified portfolio of services for adults and juveniles, including incarceration and detention, transition from incarceration, drug and alcohol treatment programs, behavioral rehabilitation and treatment, and grades 3-12 alternative education in an environment of dignity and respect, emphasizing community safety and rehabilitation in support of public policy. The Company has 75 facilities in 15 states and the District of Columbia with a total service capacity of 19,110.

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Cornell Companies, Inc.
Martin Spanski - Manager, Investor Relations
(713) 623-0790