Department of Correctional Services
Regionalization of Prison
Operations Through the Hub Program (Follow-Up Review) In 1991 all
State prisons were grouped into ten operational regions (hubs) to facilitate the implementation
of new academic and vocational programs for inmates. In addition, it was expected that this
regionalization would reduce costs through the consolidation of administrative and support
services. In our prior audit report 93-S-66, we examined the extent to which these goals had
been achieved and found that progress had been made in improving inmate programs and
consolidating services. We recommended that additional actions be taken to better control
program costs, more effectively monitor program accomplishments, and further consolidate
administrative and support services. We estimated that such consolidation could reduce
operating costs by as much as $12 million a year. In our follow-up review, officials of the
Department of Correctional Services told us that most of our recommendations have not been
implemented because of staff reductions in the Department.
For a complete copy of Report 95-F-59 here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.