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08-407 Corrections Services - Winn Correctional Center

Winn Correctional Center (WNC), a medium custody facility located on a 1,209-acre tract in Winn Parish, was opened in March 1990 and was expanded in 1992. A 192-bed expansion was opened in August 1995, to bring operational capacity to 1,474. WNC, a privately managed state correctional institution, is operated by the Corrections Corporation of America. WNC received ACA accreditation in June 1991 and was released from the federal consent decree in 1997.

The mission of Winn Correctional Center is to house sentenced felons for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

The goals of Winn Correctional Center are:

1. Maximize public safety through appropriate and effective custodial and supervisory programs.

2. Provide for the safety of correctional staff and inmates by maintaining an organized and disciplined system of operations that promotes stability in institutional and other field operations.

3. Ensure that basic services relating to adequate food, clothing, medical care, and shelter are provided to the inmate population.

4. Provide an environment that enables behavior change by making rehabilitative opportunities available for inmates who demonstrate motivation for change and the desire to participate in rehabilitative programs.

Winn Correctional Center maintains the necessary level of security to ensure public safety and provides work programs, academic programs, and vocational programs to incarcerated offenders.

Winn Correctional Center has two programs: Administration and Purchase of Correctional Services.

This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.

This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

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