Thursday, February 2, 2012
Protecting Against Losses
Quick one here. In Liberty County, Texas, officials have been working to reduce the population at the county jail, run by CEC. That's a great thing; that means less people will be incarcerated, and the county can save money and focus on people truly deserving of being behind bars at the same time. If only CEC hadn't structured the contract so that they get more money per prisoner when the population drops. So as the population decreases, CEC earns more money per prisoner, and the county loses out on potential savings. As a county judge said, "They [CEC] are taking all the incentive out of [releasing prisoners]."