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NCJ Number: 136497 Find in a Library
Title: State of Wisconsin Correctional System Development Plan
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: State Plan
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The central premise of this Wisconsin Correctional System Development Plan is that the number of inmates should not exceed the operating capacity of an institution, except during an emergency loss of capacity such as might be caused by fire, a riot, or an act of nature.
Abstract: In Wisconsin, despite substantial new system capacity, inmate populations have exceeded operating capacity at some facilities for several years. Consequently, the State's goals for the correctional system cannot be fully implemented; physical deterioration of facilities has accelerated and compliance with regulatory requirements is difficult to achieve. As a result of the current and projected shortfall in operating capacity, the plan recommends a facilities program to be approved in early 1991 for implementation during 1991-97. This 6-year period reflects the time needed to select sites, design, and build new correctional facilities. Principal components of the plan include $80 million to repair and maintain existing facilities and $344 million to increase the operating capacity of the correctional system by expansion of existing facilities and construction of new ones. Implementation of these recommendations would produce a system operating capacity of 11,083 by 1997. Based on the projected inmate population of 10,560 by that time, the correctional system would then be operating at 95 percent of capacity. 13 tables
Main Term(s): Correctional planning
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Prison overcrowding; Prison population prediction; Wisconsin
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