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Follow-Up Report on the Gadsden Correctional Institution, Report No. 97-56, March 1998
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  • The Department of Corrections developed procedures for the annual analysis and comparison of the cost of services provided by the private vendor at Gadsden with similar services provided by the department; but, it has not finalized procedures for comparing the quality of services. Those procedures are being developed as part of implementing performance-based program budgeting for Fiscal Year 1998-99.
  • The department negotiated revisions to the contract to include sanctions in the form of reduced payments to the vendor for noncompliance with contract provisions.
  • While the department has not provided an on-site monitor for Gadsden, it has assigned part-time monitoring responsibilities to various department staff. However, this alternative does not provide the on-going oversight that an on-site monitor would provide.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 95-48 Performance Audit of the Gadsden Correctional Institution, published in April 1996.

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 04-60 Progress Report: Corrections Program Still Challenged by Inmate Idleness, Prison Planning, and Fleet Maintenance, published in August 2004.
  • Report No. 99-46 Progress Report: Bay and Moore Haven Private Prison Contracts Renewed; Bay Costs Increase, published in April 2000. 
  • Report No. 99-39 Private Prison Review: South Bay Correctional Facility Provides Savings and Success; Room for Improvement, published in March 2000.
  • Report No. 99-33
  • Private Prison Review: Lake City Correctional Facility Experienced Start-Up Problems, But It Has Improved, published in February 2000.
  • Report No. 97-68 Review of Bay Correctional Facility and Moore Haven Correctional Facility, published in April 1998.
  • Report No. 97-06 Follow-up Report on the Review of Correctional Privatization, published in September 1997.
  • Report No. 96-69 Information Brief Comparing Costs of Public and Private Prisons, published in March 1997.
  • Report No. 95-48 Performance Audit of the Gadsden Correctional Institution, published in April 1996.
  • Report No. 95-12 Review of Correctional Privatization, published in November 1995.

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