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Program B: Purchase of Correctional Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2; R.S. 36:401-409; and R.S. 39:1800.1-1800.7

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Winn Correctional Center, a privately managed state correctional institution, is operated by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). The Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services pays a per diem to CCA for the care of its inmates in this facility

The mission of the Purchase of Correctional Services Program is to provide sufficient resources and accountability for funds required for administration of the contract with the private provider.

The goals of the Purchase of Correctional Services Program are:

  1. Maximize public safety through appropriate and effective correctional, custodial, and supervisory programs.
  2. Provide for the safety of the correctional staff and inmates by maintaining an organized and disciplined system of operations that promotes stability in the institution.
  3. Provide the maximum available bed space allowable by the State Fire Marshal, the Department of Health and Hospitals, American Correctional Association requirements, budgeted resources, and good correctional practices.
  4. Increase the probability of inmates being successful when reintegrated into society by providing literacy, academic, and vocational educational programs, and religious guidance programs for those who demonstrate motivation for change and the desire to participate.
  5. Provide benefits to the state and local governments by requiring all able-bodied inmates to participate in work programs and on-the-job training.
  6. Assure that the health of all inmates is adequately evaluated and that the proper and effective treatment is provided as needed in order to maintain their health and allow for participation in institutional programs to the extent possible.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

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SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with State General Fund and Interagency Transfers. The Interagency Transfers are derived from the Department of Transportation and Development for security costs associated with providing inmate road cleanup crews.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$14,529,410

$14,554,550

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$14,529,410

$14,554,550

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$289,469

$289,469

0

 

Other Adjustments - Increased cost in contract

 $41,125

$41,125 

 

Workload Extra Day 

$333,792

$333,792

0

 

Workload Costs associated with the 64-bed expansion

         

$15,193,796

$15,218,936

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$664,386

$664,386

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.3% of the total request ($15,174,614) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the increase cost of the contract with Corrections Corporation of America and the 64-bed expansion.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$15,218,936

 

Per diem payments for the incarceration of inmates as stipulated in the contract with Corrections Corporation of America

 

 

 

$15,218,936

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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