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Progress Report: Bay and Moore Haven Private Prison Contracts Renewed; Bay Costs Increase, Report No. 99-46, April 2000
 
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  • The Correctional Privatization Commission has renewed contracts for two private prisons, Bay Correctional Facility and Moore Haven Correctional Facility.  Our prior report found that neither prison had provided the required 7% level of cost savings during Fiscal Year 1996-97.
  • We question the Correctional Privatization Commission’s contract modification that resulted in a $785,936 additional payment to Corrections Corporation of America to operate Bay in Fiscal Year 1998-99.
  • The Department of Corrections has increased the percentage of medium custody inmates at Bay and Moore Haven, which has enabled the state to benefit from the security available at these prisons.
  • Private prison canteen profits and telephone commissions are now deposited into a new trust fund created by the 1998 Legislature.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 97-68 Review of Bay Correctional Facility and Moore Haven Correctional Facility, published in April 1998.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Management Services

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • 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. 98-64 Assessing Privatization In State Agency Programs, published in February 1999.
  • Report No. 98-35 Review of Start-up and Early Implementation Efforts Related to the WAGES Privatization Pilot Projects, published in December 1998.
  • Report No. 97-68 Review of Bay Correctional Facility and Moore Haven Correctional Facility, published in April 1998.
  • Report No. 97-56 Follow-up Report on the Gadsden Correctional Institution, published in March 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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