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Progress Report: Lake City Correctional Facility Added Programs and Saved 6.5%; Intermediate Sanctions Still Needed, Report No. 02-56, November 2002
 
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  • The Lake City Correctional Facility has added a Culinary Arts and a Prison Industry Enhancement (PIE) program to its curriculum for youthful offenders. In addition, the private facility currently provides the state’s only in-prison substance abuse treatment for male youthful offenders.
  • Based on the prison per diem workgroup’s method of comparison, the Lake City facility provided a savings of 6.5% for the 2000-01 fiscal year.  The Correctional Privatization Commission could achieve additional savings by restructuring the contract’s marginal rate to reflect actual costs of housing inmates in excess of the contract guarantees.
  • In Fiscal Year 2001-02, the commission penalized Corrections Corporation of America $43,813 for employee vacancies that exceeded contract requirements at the Lake City facility.  The commission executive director is exploring additional ways to ensure vendor compliance, including the use of intermediate sanctions. 

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 99-33 Private Prison Review: Lake City Correctional Facility Experienced Start-Up Problems, But It Has Improved, published in February 2000.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

DMS Support Program
Department of Corrections

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