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NCJ Number: 127868 Find in a Library
Title: Jail Survey Summary, 1990
Author(s): H Carnathan
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Harrison County Sheriff's Dept
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Jail systems and correctional departments in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee were surveyed to assist the Hamilton County (Mississippi) Sheriff's Department in preparing the budget for a new podular jail.
Abstract: Of 34 questionnaires sent out, 22 responded for a response rate of 65 percent. The budget presented for a large jail in Harrison County was compared to the budget of other jail systems and correctional departments. It was determined that costs per inmate for a large jail were roughly one-third those of other jails. Salary and fringe costs were proportionately low, the average salary of correctional officers was low, and the number of inmates per correctional officer was high. It was also determined that low cost and high productivity, coupled with Federal and Cuban inmates and State inmates, would make the Harrison County Detention Center self-sufficient. Supporting data and the form used for the Harrison County jail system budget inquiry are included.
Main Term(s): Prison costs
Index Term(s): Jail management; Mississippi
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