United States Marshals Service Intergovernmental Service Agreement for Detention Facilities with Central Falls, Rhode Island

Audit Report GR-30-96-007
April 1996
Office of the Inspector General

Executive Summary

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)
1994 1995
USMS Prisoner Days 20,869 57,452
Billing Rate $83.64 $83.64
   Amount Billed $1,745,483 $4,805,285
USMS Transport Guard Hours1 2,073.40 1,072.30
Billing Rate $14.80 $17.15
Amount Billed $30,686 $18,390
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:


  1. The 1994 billing includes 779.8 hours incurred during Fiscal Year 1995.


Return to OIG Home Page