The Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Audit Division, has completed an audit of the Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGA) between the United States Marshals Service (USMS) AND THE Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation (CFDFC), a corporation authorized by separate legislation of the State of Rhode Island and established by the City of Central Falls (City), Rhode Island. During our audit period (January 1994 through December 1995), CFDFC billed the USMS as follows:
|Contract Item||Calendar Year (CY)|
|USMS Prisoner Days||20,869||57,452|
|USMS Transport Guard Hours1||2,073.40||1,072.30|
|Total Amount Billed||$1,776,169||$4,823,675|
The agreement for the jail-days was signed in August 1991 and was in effect during the audit period. An October 31, 1994 modification was added to the IGA for transportation and guard services to the U.S. Courthouse and medical facility for a fixed rate of $14.80 per hour. This rate was increased to $17.15 per hour effective August 1, 1995.
Based on our review, we found that:
- USMS overpayments to CFDFC for jail-day costs amounted to $484,161 and $1,371,379 during CYs 1994 and 1995, respectively; and overpayments to CFDFC for transport guard costs totaled $2,115 and $2,874 for CYs 1994 and 1995, respectively.
- USMS officials need to negotiate revised billing rates based on historical financial information. This is a result of our questioning the jail-day and transport guard rates for CYs 1994 and 1995.