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Follow-up Report on the Inmate Welfare Trust Fund & Institution-Based Accounts Administered by the Department of Corrections, Report No. 96-46, February 1997
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  • Although the Department has taken some of the actions we recommended to effectively and efficiently manage the Inmate Welfare Trust Fund, it has not:
  • Revised its canteen profit structure so that profits can exceed 25% of merchandising sales;
  • Fully implemented statewide purchasing to increase profits and realize volume discounts;
  • Discontinued funding positions that are not directly related to the operation of the Inmate Welfare Trust Fund or sought a revision to s. 945.215, F.S., specifically authorizing the expenditure of telephone commissions for expenses not directly related to inmate welfare.
  • The Legislature has not amended s. 945.215, F.S., to fund inmate recreation programs as a method to combat inmate idleness in the absence of sufficient inmate work and education programs.

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