Monday, June 7, 2010

Another Hernando County-Type Fiasco

A jail in texas, operated by Community Education Centers, a NJ-based company, appears to be in need of more than $1 million in repairs, which the county will likely end up paying for.  Much of the equipment in the facility has not been upgraded for decades, even though CEC claims to pay $60,000 per year in maintenance.  Currently there is some debate about how much of the repairs the county should be responsible for, considering the most recent contract it signed with CEC somehow omitted a clause that CEC "shall return the facility to the county in the same condition as when leased, normal wear, tear and depreciation excepted,” which had been included in recent contracts.  But no one is quite sure why this contract doesn't include it.

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