2003 Session

Budget Bill - HB1400 (Chapter 1042)

Division of Institutions

Item 424.10

Item 424.10

First Year - FY2003Second Year - FY2004
Executive Management (71300)-$12,947,743-$30,389,796
Savings From Management Actions (71301)FY2003 -$12,947,743FY2004 -$30,389,796
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2003 -$12,947,743FY2004 -$30,389,796

Authority: Discretionary Inclusion.

A. The Department of Corrections shall implement the following actions to achieve the budget reductions required in this item:

1. Close Staunton Correctional Center (July 1, 2003);

2. Close Fairfax Correctional Field Unit;

3. Close Tidewater Detention Center;

4. Close Nottoway Work Center;

5. Close Southampton Intensive Treatment Center;

6. Close and/or downsize regional offices;

7. Downsize the central or headquarters office;

8. Expand privatization of food services;

9. Achieve efficiencies in community corrections; and,

10. Utilize other management savings and efficiencies.

B. In the event the Department of Corrections contracts to house additional out-of-state prisoners above the projected number of such prisoners as assumed in this act, the Governor shall be authorized to adjust or modify this plan as necessary to accommodate such out-of-state prisoners.

C. The Department of Corrections shall provide a report on the implementation of actions 2 through 10 listed above to the Governor and Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by July 1, 2002.

D. The Department of Corrections shall develop a detailed plan for the closure of Staunton Correction Correctional Center effective on or before July 1, 2003, to include maximizing opportunities for the placement of affected employees within the Department and with other state or local agencies. The report shall be provided to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by November 1, 2002.

E. To the extent that the Department of Corrections privatizes food services, the Department shall also seek to maximize agribusiness operations.