Total Beds Funded
Prison Bed Additions - In 1998, $48,080,959 was appropriated for improvements to two youthful offender institutions; adding secure housing units to five institutions; and providing site work for three new facilities. These projects added more than 800 new prison beds to the corrections system. No additional funds were appropriated in 1999.
* Number of appropriated beds was adjusted for beds subsequently deleted due to budget reductions.
Bed Cost by Bed Type
Work camps are the least expensive facilities to build and operate. They hold 288 inmates at total capacity and cost approximately $3.5 million or $12,000 per bed. All buildings are constructed using inmate labor, which saves the state money. Each work camp has two open bay dormitories. Annexes to existing institutions house 1,499 inmates at total capacity and cost $30,900,000 or $20,600 per bed. All buildings are constructed using inmate labor. Each annex includes six secure housing units and two open bay dormitories. Institutions house 1,499 inmates at total capacity and cost $42,900,000 or $28,600 per bed. All core buildings are constructed by contractors and phase II structures are built using inmate labor. Each institution includes six secure housing units and two open bay dormitories. Site work and utilities for Franklin CI are currently underway.