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Program A: Prison Enterprises

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:1151-1161

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Prison Enterprises Program is threefold:

Prison Enterprises has two activities: Industry Operations and Agriculture Operations.

  1. Ensure total customer satisfaction with Prison Enterprises' products and services.
  2. Promote and expand private sector involvement in prison-based work programs.
  3. Increase the volume of sales to parish and local governmental entities with particular emphasis on correctional institutions.

Prison Enterprises operates ten different industries located within six different adult correctional institutions across the state.

  1. Take full advantage of the resources, knowledge, and expertise of other state agencies involved in agriculture operations to improve Prison Enterprises' farming and livestock operations.
  2. In livestock, swinery, dairy, and farming operations, realize maximum productivity, manage the costs of production, and meet or exceed state and regional yields for similar operations.
  3. Maintain membership or join professional agriculture and livestock organizations to keep abreast of recent developments and advancements through training opportunities, periodicals, and published reports.

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

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with Self-generated Revenues derived from sales to state agencies, municipalities, parishes, non-profit organizations and sales of surplus farm products on the open market.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$27,852,738

88

 

ACT 44 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$27,852,738

88

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$61,783

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$0

$56,517

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 -2000

$0

($47,506)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$0

$1,280,990

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($1,244,860)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

$1,527

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

$0

$156,353

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

($120,451)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$0

($77,389)

(3)

 

Personnel Reductions

$0

($92,193)

0

 

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$1,348

$1,348

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$0

$15,380

0

 

Other Adjustments Maintenance Trade Jobs Market Upgrade

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$27,844,237

85

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($8,501)

(3)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100% of the existing operating budget. It represents 95.8% of the total request ($29,055,520) for this program.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$128,610

 

Management Consulting Contracts to provide economic impact studies on Prison Enterprises operations; provides information from milk weight and information for sound management of dairy operations; provides programming for the Prison Enterprises computers

$90,000

 

Engineering and Architectural Contracts to provide technical assistance for construction and expansion of Prison Enterprises operations

$80,807

 

Veterinary Services for animals utilized in farm operations

$103,600

 

Other Professional Services to provide for a chemical consultant to restructure chemical formulations and for material safety data sheets and laboratory fees; provide for forestry consultant services; provide consulting services to assist in the license plate operations for Puerto Rico and Guatemala; provide for agricultural consulting services; provide architectural design and layouts of garment operations; provide for photographic and graphic designs for PE brochures and catalogs

     

$403,017

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$8,986

 

Department of Civil Service

$748

 

Comprehensive Public Training Program

$42,319

 

Legislative Auditor

$1,185,061

 

Inmate incentive wages

 

 

 

$1,237,114

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$1,280,990

 

Replace five vehicles, computers, maintenance, production and various farming equipment; repair roof at Hunt Correctional Center's Soap Plant

 

 

 

$1,280,990

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

 


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