Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Who Woulda Thunk?

As I reported on extensively in the past, Sheriff Richard Nugent of Hernando County, Florida, took over the county jail after CCA bailed on its contract earlier this year.  Following a prolonged battle over who owned particular appliances and systems within the facility, it seems as though the commotion has died down and the jail is running smoothly.  So smoothly, in fact, that the Sheriff anticipates being able to return $277,000 to the county commission at the end of the year.  It turns out that by not operating a prison for profit, one can actually save money while simultaneously operating a humane, constitutionally-adequate facility.  Someone should alert CCA to this development

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