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|Correctional center still faces deficit|
While the number of Department of Correction inmates housed at Ouachita Correctional Center has increased in recent weeks, the Ouachita Parish Police Jury still anticipates OCC will post a deficit at the close of the current fiscal year.
During the Police Jury's regular meeting Monday, finance committee chairman Charles Jackson said the daily count of DOC inmates at OCC has hovered around 300 of late.
Though the number of DOC prisoners housed at OCC has increased over the past few months, the yearly average of DOC inmates housed at OCC is still estimated to stand at roughly 276 DOC per day.
An average of 276 DOC inmates housed each day at OCC would generate roughly $2.4 million for OCC in the 2011 fiscal year.
The state pays local prisons like OCC a set fee per day for each DOC prisoner local prisons house.
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