For Immediate Release
June 25, 1997
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Public Affairs Office
"Funds are provided in Specific Appropriation 1957 for the construction of the following: one single cell institution (1,318 beds); four combination institutions (1,183 beds each); four work camps (262 beds each); twenty single cell housing units at existing institutions (176 beds each); additional dormitories at existing institutions (605 total beds); and renovations to existing dormitories or conversion of existing buildings (334 total beds).
Sites for facilities in Gulf, Santa Rosa, Okeechobee, St. Johns, and Wakulla Counties shall be given first priority for the above facilities unless the department determines and documents that no site meeting the established siting criteria of the department is available in the above listed counties."
|ACCELERATED BUILDING PROGRAM - COST SUMMARY|
|FY 1994-95 Authorization||Budgeted Beds||Current Projected Cost||Actual Beds|
|Additional Housing Unit||4,387||91,354,500||4,507|
(1) No funding was appropriated for Okeechobee
Correctional Institution as it was authorized to be constructed through
long term debt financing. The project is expected to be completed within
the budgeted amount of $39,327,574 available in the construction account
maintained by the trustee.
(2) Excludes $1.3 million appropriated in FY 1996-97 for the construction of an access road.