NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer appointed to be temporary receiver of the financially-troubled Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls will be paid $15,000 a month.

The Providence Journal reports Jonathan Savage, an attorney, will remain in charge of the facility through June 2015, earning about $165,000 for his work.

The detention facility is operated by the Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation, a quasi-public private corporation. It was used for pre-trial detention of federal prisoners and used to house detainees for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The agency stopped using Wyatt in 2008 when one of its detainees died of cancer after allegedly being neglected and abused by prison staff. Since then, the facility has been unable to fill its cells.

Wyatt had a bond debt of $97.3 million in July.


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