CCA just lost another bid (Ohio). What is the status of Wisconsin? Also, FBOP procurement says construction can't start 90 days after contract award, which would give other vendors opportunity.
UTAH FIRM PICKED TO RUN OHIO PRISON MARK TATGE PLAIN DEALER REPORTER
09/04/1999 The Plain Dealer Cleveland, OH FINAL / ALL Page 4B (Copyright (c) The Plain Dealer 1999)
A Utah company has been selected by the state to operate a second
private prison being built in Northeast Ohio.
The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said yesterday that it chose Management & Training Corporation of Ogden as the preferred candidate to run the $35 million Lake Erie Correctional Institution under
construction in Conneaut.
The selection must still be approved by the State Controlling Board, which is expected to accept the recommendation and make final award of the estimated $2.6 million contract in November.
State law prohibits disclosing details of the winning bid until the contract is officially awarded.
The Ashtabula County facility is one of two state-owned, but privately operated, prisons under construction. The other is in Grafton.
Neither prison has any connection to a privately owned facility in Youngstown. That prison, operated by Corrections Corp. of America, houses inmates from Washington, D.C., and has been the site of inmate stabbings, deaths and an escape.
Management & Training Corp. recently lost a bid to run a $19 million
prison being constructed in Grafton to house drunken drivers. The 552-bed North Coast Correctional Treatment Facility in Lorain County is scheduled to open in January. CiviGenics of Marlborough, Mass.,
was selected to run the Grafton facility.
Lake Erie Correctional will house 1,380 medium-security inmates. The prison is expected to be completed early next year and will accept inmates in spring 2000.
Under state law, the private contractor must produce 5 percent cost savings. The state's cost to operate a medium-security prison is