Check out CCA's history. Its' been their guards who rape, abuse, and violate others once given the power to do so, not so much their prisoners. The CCA suits marketing detention centers and prisons to gullible, desperate communities across the country are complicit. Since it's so hard for prisoners to sue or even get emergency relief from abuse, corporate risk assessors must have determined that it would be more profitable to hire, train and staff on the cheap (and settle abuse complaints as they arise) than to make sure their employees meet even minimum standards before entrusting the lives of so many people to their care. That's the negative influence I'd be worried about letting into my town - if they can so easily dehumanize one person's family, why wouldn't they do the same to mine, if it profited them?
In the meantime, these town leaders should really boycott further invitation-only meetings with CCA, lest their integrity be compromised before they even know what they're getting into. That's downright anti-democratic.