We all know deferred maintenance leads to work backlogs. We know backlogs decrease equipment performance, increase energy use, and make costs rise.
This is not new information. Today’s criminal justice leaders and facility owners are all too familiar with this situation. But as we start to tackle the immense deferred maintenance debt plaguing our criminal justice infrastructure across the country, and we struggle to prioritize growing corrective maintenance demands with shrinking budgets, we must not lose sight of the big picture. Failing to learn from our past will doom us to repeat it.