GA Prisons Must Improve Maintenance Costs

ATLANTA (AP) -- State auditors say the Department of Corrections needs to improve tracking of its maintenance costs.
Morris News Service reports that Georgia's Department of Audits & Accounts investigated how Corrections spends its $39 million maintenance budget in a study requested by legislative appropriations committees.
The review found that many of Georgia's 29 state prisons use outdated software, inconsistent work-order classifications, and some prisons don't capture necessary information.
Officials said the lack of information makes it difficult for Corrections officials to make decisions about equipment replacement or the effectiveness of workers.
Corrections officials acknowledged that they could improve their monthly maintenance reports.


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