On 12/30/2011, Commissioners Melvin Hunt and Todd Fontenot orchestrated the "emergency" renewal of CEC as the Liberty County jail management company for sixty more days.
Instead of bringing in a new and responsible company, Melvin Hunt and Todd Fontenot signed an agreement to keep CEC as Liberty County's Jail Manager- and even increased the money Liberty County pays.
Additionally, there is a bid process which has been completely ignored and circumvented by Hunt and Fontenot.
CEC jail corporation has been plagued with prisoner civil rights violations, employee drug use, drugs and contraband in the Liberty County jail. Also sexual assaults of prisoners by jail personnel and alleged sexual harassment by the Warden himself against his underlings.
So what did commissioner Melvin Hunt and Todd Fontenot do for Liberty County? Did they help or harm? Based on all the lawsuits and crimes committed by CEC personnel and against prisoners, it would appear they put the people of Liberty County in jeopardy and probable continued harm.
Since Melvin Hunt and Todd Fontenot chose to extend the contract and increase the pay of CEC for the next sixty days, we plan to expose' the over dozen lawsuits and crimes centered around CEC. We will be looking at alleged sexual harassment of CEC employees by the CEC Warden and Sheriff Henry Patterson's connection and ignorance of all these problems going on under his nose.
Additionally, we will study how the County can save money and avoid all the legal problems associated with CEC and what its people have visited upon Liberty County.