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CEC/CiviGenics Misused Jail Repair Money?

This interesting tidbit comes out Cleveland Advocacy ("Liberty County Commissioners pay for jail repairs," January 15),

Additionally the commissioners addressed a complicated item regarding payments for repairs to the County Jail. At issue were repairs that had to be performed to the Liberty County Jail after the change in management that occurred in 2007.

“The company that ran the jail until 2006 hadn’t made some repairs so we held onto the payment in exchange for the repairs,” said County Judge Phil Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald stated that the county was releasing the funds to Community Education Centers (CEC), the company that used to run the jail, because they paid Civigenics, the company that now runs the jail, to make the repairs.

Maybe no one told the Liberty County Commission that CEC acquired CiviGenics back in 2007. So, in 2006 the county payed the jail operator to make repairs to the facility. The company didn't do it. Now, the county is trusting that the company, now operating under another name, to do the same repairs. We'll keep you posted on how this turns out...