Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2: R.S. 36:401-409; and R.S. 39:1800.1-1800.7
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.
1 Covers period of January through June 1993 only.
2 Vocational programs provided by Allen Correctional Center include culinary arts and computerized office practice.
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
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.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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