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Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center is in the blac

By Staff | Jan 27, 2012

The Heart of America Correction and Treatment Center (HACTC) in Rugby ended 2011 in the black. A report was presented at their Jan. 26 board meeting at the facility.

After struggling in its early years, HACTC has been doing very well in the last few years. The profit and loss statement showed a net income for Dec., 2011 of $87,878.60. The average net income per month for 2011 was $57,319. The greatest part of the expenses is total payroll, which for the month of December 2011, was $145,671.78.

The total assests, according to the balance sheet provided as of Dec. 31, 2011, are $1,921,164.08 with total liabilities and equity of $1,921,164.08.

Administrator Elaine Little reported that the USDA would be taking a $432,500.48 payment on the loan for the building, on January 31, 2012.

The correctional and treatment center is very self-sufficient. It has services to sell to bring in revenue and the expenses are watched and for the most part stay in line.

The average inmate population has increased from 87 in July of 2009 to 118 in July of 2010 to finishing 2011 in December with 132.9. Sometimes, requests to bring in prisoners is denied because HACTC is at its maximum. On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, there was an inmate population of 107 from 12 counties/cities. There were 102 males and five female inmates that day. The inmates are sent from the state department of corrections and rehabilitation, to both the jail and the treatment center, from the United States Marshal Service and other places.

In 2011, the Belcourt jail was being renovated and they sent prisoners to Rugby temporarily. They transported 23 inmates back to Belcourt when the work was done.

Little reported that the mug shots program that HACTC is using to maintain all the information on each inmate is outdated and the company is no longer supporting it. She presented the board with nine different quotes for a new system. Two were eliminated as too costly and one didn’t have enough information. Little recommended Securus/XJail System at $34,500 plus an additional $5,000 to transfer all the data. The board reviewed the information. Dale Neiwoehner made a motion to approve the Securus/XJail System for $34,500 and include the $5,000 for transferring data. Elvin Anderson seconded the motion. It was approved.

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