DID YOU KNOW? -Overview of Vendors at Detention Center
Beginning in early 2019, Sheriff Seabolt tasked staff to review all contracts pertaining to the Sheriff’s Office.
At the Detention Center, it was found the existing Oasis, Inc. contract to have many breaches from as far back as 2014. The contract addendum in 2014 indicated that there would be kiosks provided in each housing unit and the holding area which would have increased more revenue for our detention center and converted all inmate requests to paperless. That never happened and was not addressed by previous administrations. We have since ended our contract with Oasis, Inc. and signed a contract with Kimble’s, Inc. By doing this, it was estimated to earn nearly 15 % more commissary revenue for our county.
Southern Health Partners ended their contract with our detention center due to numerous complaints from our staff that witnessed below standard work and contract breaches. After doing research on other medical providers for the detention center, a contract was signed with MEDIKO, Inc. This resulted in a savings of over $200,000 between September 2019 and the end of June 2020. We found that MEDIKO will work with Medicaid to eliminate many excessive outside medical costs that we would otherwise have to pay. This change was pleasing to the County's Public Health Director and other members of County government. By taking a little time in researching contracts and holding the companies responsible, we have saved the County a lot of money and provided more comprehensive health care for inmates.