Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Denver POST: "Adams County paid security firm nearly $1.8 million over a decade despite lack of contract"

By Kevin Vaughanand & David Olinger, The Denver Post

Adams County spent nearly $1.8 million over the past decade for maintenance on the county jail's closed-circuit television and security systems — an arrangement undertaken without a contract and continued despite concerns that there wasn't "adequate documentation" of what the money was paying for.

The arrangement left the county's newest commissioner, Erik Hansen, dumbfounded — and is among the practices that would be prohibited by a sweeping series of reforms expected to be approved today.

In the case of Sierra Detention Systems Inc., which installed the closed-circuit TV and security systems at the jail, a lack of documentation made it "very difficult to determine if the county has been getting a value for the cost incurred," according to a memorandum drafted last fall and obtained by The Denver Post under Colorado's open-records laws. Full Story Click Here...

No comments:

Post a Comment