Exhibit 99.1
(AMERICA SERVICE GROUP LOGO)
         
Contact:
  Richard Hallworth   Michael W. Taylor
 
  President and Chief   Executive Vice President
 
  Executive Officer   and Chief Financial Officer
 
  (615) 373-3100   (615) 373-3100
AMERICA SERVICE GROUP ANNOUNCES
FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR END RESULTS
Company Announces Settlements in Principle in Shareholder Litigation
and Certain Other Significant Legal Matters,
Provides Initial Guidance for Full-Year 2010 Results and Increases Quarterly Dividend
Fourth Quarter Highlights:
  Increase in healthcare revenues from continuing contracts of 36.7% from the prior year quarter;
  Increase in gross margin from continuing contracts to 10.6% of healthcare revenues in the quarter, from 8.2% in the prior year quarter;
  Increase in Adjusted EBITDA to $8.7 million in the quarter, from $3.8 million in the prior year quarter;
  Net loss of $236,000 in the quarter, due to settlement reached in principle in shareholder litigation;
  Increase in pro forma net income to $4.3 million in the quarter, excluding after tax costs related to the shareholder litigation settlement in the quarter, from $1.3 million in the prior year quarter;
  Cash and cash equivalents of $37.7 million at December 31, 2009;
  No debt outstanding at December 31, 2009; and
  Increase in quarterly dividend of 20%.
BRENTWOOD, Tennessee (March 2, 2010) — America Service Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ASGR) announced today results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009, and announced settlements in principle in shareholder litigation and other significant legal matters, provided its initial guidance for full-year 2010 results and increased its quarterly dividend.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Richard Hallworth, president and chief executive officer of America Service Group, said, “We are extremely pleased with our performance in the fourth quarter. Our contract portfolio produced strong results, we were able to resolve several outstanding litigation matters, we had positive reserve development in professional liability claims, and we attained yet another record low level of days sales outstanding in accounts receivable. Though we lowered 2009 Adjusted EBITDA guidance in November, our full year results exceeded even our original guidance. 2010 is shaping up to be an exciting year with a very robust pipeline, including some key Greenfield opportunities.”
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