Friday, June 27, 2008

Food Fight in State Prisons

Once again, the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has identified massive waste and mismangement in state government. This time it is in the corrections budget. I was planning to write a detailed report on what the OAG uncovered, but the Detoit News has already done a stellar job. The link to their article is below.

Is There a Food Fight Going on Here?

The bottom line on the OAG report is that perhaps $38 million, nearly half the entire food budget, could be saved if the corrections department simply handed over inmate food services to a private company. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard has been demonstrating for several years that this practice works. You can read the Detroit News story here.
For further in-depth information, you can read the full OAG report here.

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