The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) announced that only one state prison would be sold despite authorization in the state budget bill, House Bill 153, to sell five prisons and one Department of Youth Services facility. The sale of the Lake Erie Correctional Institution (LECI) in Ashtabula County is expected to bring in $72.7 million of the $75 million mandated in HB 153. DRC officials noted that the outright sale of the other DRC facilities was “not advantageous” to the state at this time. Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) will own and manage LECI. CCA also will assume responsibility for future capital expenditures there. The state will retain ownership but cede operations at North Central Correctional Institution (NCCI) and the now-vacant Marion Juvenile Correctional Facility (MJCF) to Management and Training Corporation, which will operate the two facilities as adult prisons. Grafton Correctional Institution and North Coast Correctional Treatment Facility (NCCT) in Lorain County will be retained as full DRC-run facilities, with Management and Training Corporation surrendering management of North Coast as it takes over North Central and MJCF. DRC expects the sale and management realignments to save the state more than $10 million annually in operating costs and for the additional beds to reduce current prison overcrowding from 132 percent to 129 percent of capacity sometime after the contract start date of December 31, 2011.