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.