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Progress Report: Bay and Moore Haven Private Prison Contracts Renewed; Bay Costs Increase

Report 99-46, April 2000

Report Summary

  • The Correctional Privatization Commission has renewed contracts for two private prisons, Bay Correctional Facility and Moore Haven Correctional Facility. Our prior report found that neither prison had provided the required 7% level of cost savings during Fiscal Year 1996-97.
  • We question the Correctional Privatization Commission's contract modification that resulted in a $785,936 additional payment to Corrections Corporation of America to operate Bay in Fiscal Year 1998-99.
  • The Department of Corrections has increased the percentage of medium custody inmates at Bay and Moore Haven, which has enabled the state to benefit from the security available at these prisons.
  • Private prison canteen profits and telephone commissions are now deposited into a new trust fund created by the 1998 Legislature.

Related Reports
  1. South Bay Correctional Facility Provides Savings and Success; Room for Improvement
    Report 99-39 March 2000
  2. Lake City Correctional Facility Experienced Start-Up Problems, But It Has Improved
    Report 99-33 February 2000
  3. Assessing Privatization in State Agency Programs
    Report 98-64 February 1999
  4. Review of Bay Correctional Facility and Moore Haven Correctional Facility
    Report 97-68 April 1998
Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by email OPPAGA@oppaga.fl.gov, telephone (850) 488-0021, or mail 111 W. Madison St., Room 312 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475.
criminal justice, juvenile justice, crime, corrections, private prisons, prisons, cost savings, inmates, privatization