2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ebbin
End of Private Management for Lawrenceville Correctional Center in 2023 (language only)

Item 402 #27s

Item 402 #27s

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections


Page 399, after line 54, insert:

"R. The Budget shall anticipate the end of the private prision management at Virginia's sole private prison, Lawrenceville Correctional Center, at the end of its current four-year contract in 2023. The GEO Group, Inc., which currently operates the prison, operates at a lower cost than the State managed prisons. The Correctional Privatization Services Contract ("Contract") for the operation of the Lawrenceville Correctional Center commenced on August 1, 2018. The term is for five year, ending July 1, 2023. According to the Department of Corrections, an analysis of the cost for VADOC to take over the prison is in process and will be completed in the near future."


(This amendment includes language directing the Department of Corrections to anticipate the end of private prison management at the Lawrenceville Correctional Center.)