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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

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 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 goal of the Purchase of Correctional Services Program is to make timely payments in accordance with the contract for per diem and hospital security required after 48 hours.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Purchase of Correctional Services Program will reimburse the private management provider for the operation of the institution.

SECURITY TRENDS AT WINN CORRECTIONAL CENTER

 

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Actual number of inmates

681

1,094

1,270

1,278

1,433

1,474

Number of inmates per corrections security officer

4.6

4.8

5.6

4.8

5.6

 

Number of escapes

0

1

1

3

0

3

Number of apprehensions

0

1

1

3

0

3

TRENDS IN ACADEMIC, VOCATIONAL, AND LITERACY ACTIVITIES AT WINN CORRECTIONAL CENTER

 

1991-921

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Average monthly enrollment in adult basic education program

116

154

134

105

106

130

Number receiving GED

57

57

49

34

50

55

Average monthly enrollment in vo-tech program 2

177

158

145

141

151

171

Number receiving vo-tech certificate

194

210

222

191

185

227

Average monthly enrollment in literacy program

114

96

32

35

22

49

1 Covers period of 8/91 through 6/92.

2 Vocational programs provided at Winn Correctional Center include: auto body repair, air conditioning, computerized office practice, data entry, culinary arts, horticulture, and printing operation.

MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH TRENDS AT WINN CORRECTIONAL CENTER

 

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Number of deaths:

 

 

 

 

     Suicides

Not Available

0

0

0

     Violence

Not Available

0

0

0

     Illness

Not Available

1

0

1

Number of serious illnesses:

 

 

 

 

     Tuberculosis1

Not Available

1

11

4

     HIV

Not Available

12

23

39

     AIDS

Not Available

Not Available

1

0

1 Number of positive responses to test administered to inmate population for TB infection. A positive response indicates presence of TB infection, but not necessarily active TB disease. Because inmates who test positive once are no longer included in the test base, figures for subsequent years reflect only new positive responses.

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

 

 

 

 

 

$13,972,738

$13,997,878

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$13,972,738

$13,997,878

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$556,672

$556,672

0

 

Increased cost in contract

 

 

 

 

 

$14,529,410

$14,554,550

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$556,672

$556,672

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.0% of the total request ($14,554,550) for this program. The increase is attributed to the increased cost in the contract with Corrections Corporation of America.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$14,554,550

 

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

 

 

 

$14,554,550

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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