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NJ overpaid prisoner halfway houses by nearly $600,000

The Department of Corrections has done a poor job of monitoring the state's 20 privately run halfway houses, study concludes


By Joelle Farrell
The Philadelphia Inquirer

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey overpaid the operators of prisoner halfway houses nearly $600,000 and failed to punish the companies for errors, including some that led to inmate escapes, according to a state audit released Wednesday.

The Department of Corrections has done a poor job of monitoring the state's 20 privately run halfway houses, concluded State Comptroller Matthew Boxer, whose office performed the audit.

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