There was a $600 thousand surplus at the end of the 2015 budget year for the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, Warden Jim Tuten told yesterday’s meeting of the Lincoln Parish Detention Center Commission (DCC).
Said Tuten, “It looks like that for 2015, after everything is paid, we going to have about a $616 thousand surplus for the year.”
For 2016, the proposed budget calls for a $478 thousand surplus.
At the 12/10/15 meeting of the DCC, Sheriff Mike Stone had said that if the surplus conditions continue, the DCC may repay the $1 million plus that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury (LPPJ) provided to the DC for capital repairs when the DCC was short of money.
The LPPJ monies were appropriated from funds that would normally be used for courthouse maintenance.
Stone again cautioned yesterday that the per diem rates on prisoners housed on behalf of the Louisiana Department of Corrections may be reduced from $23/day to $16/day. If that happens, it would reduce revenues about $270 thousand over a six month period, it was noted.