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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

Allen Correctional Center, a privately managed state correctional institution, is operated by the Wackenhut Corporation. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections pays a per diem to Wackenhut 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 ALLEN CORRECTIONAL CENTER

 

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Actual number of inmates

675

1,043

1,271

1,282

1,443

1.474

Number of inmates per corrections security officer

4.1

4.2

4.6

5.2

5.7

 

Number of escapes

0

1

2

0

0

2

Number of apprehensions

0

1

1

1

0

2

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

 

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1995-96

Average monthly enrollment in adult basic education program

Not Available

1241

121

100

105

142

Number receiving GED

Not Available

26

24

41

23

27

Average monthly enrollment in vo-tech program 2

Not Available

901

233

155

55

80

Number receiving vo-tech certificate

Not Available

60

81

174

39

90

Average monthly enrollment in literacy program

Not Available

261

55

46

37

42

1 Covers period of January through June 1993 only.

2 Vocational programs provided by Allen Correctional Center include culinary arts and computerized office practice.

MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH TRENDS AT ALLEN CORRECTIONAL CENTER

 

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1995-96

Number of deaths:

 

 

 

 

     Suicides

Not Available

0

0

0

     Violence

Not Available

0

0

0

     Illness

Not Available

1

2

1

Number of serious illnesses:

 

 

 

 

     Tuberculosis1

Not Available

18

28

15

     HIV

Not Available

28

26

45

     AIDS

Not Available

Not Available

6

7

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 crews.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$13,541,965

$13,567,105

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

($5,784)

($5,784)

0

 

Technical Budget Adjustment to realign program funding

 

 

 

 

 

$13,536,181

$13,561,321

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$539,441

$539,441

0

 

Increased cost in contract

 

 

 

 

 

$14,075,622

$14,100,762

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$539,441

$539,441

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 $14,100,762 for this program. The increase in the recommended level is attributed to the increase in the contract with Wackenhut Corporation.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$14,100,762

 

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

 

 

 

$14,100,762

 

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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