Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Contract Finalized

CCA has finalized its contract with Hernando County, FL. It has agreed to reduce its per day cost to $53 per inmate, down from the nearly $60 they would have charged under the current contract. They also will still have to pay liquidated damages (damages to the county if an inmate escapes, etc.). All things considered, I think the county came out of this OK but CCA was still the victor. They're still going to reap ridiculous profits from incarcerating the poor citizens of Hernando County. I worry that the level of care and supervision at the facility will only decrease moving forward, as CCA will still seek the same profit margin from the decreased revenue. I wish I could be more optimistic about this, but....

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