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NCJ Number: 150119 Find in a Library
Title: Reported Construction Costs Surpass $5.1 Billion
Journal: Corrections Compendium  Volume:19  Issue:5  Dated:(May 1994)  Pages:7-14
Author(s): J Lillis
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 8
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This survey indicates that State correctional systems, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Canadian correctional systems will spend more than $5.1 billion on prison construction during 1994-1995, nearly $200 million more than the amount spent in 1993.
Abstract: A total of 151 new facilities will be built in the United States, adding more than 102,000 bed spaces. In addition, some States will build privately operated facilities or make additions to existing facilities. A total of 4,700 beds will hold maximum-security inmates; 32,900 beds will hold medium-security inmates; 6,700 beds will hold minimum-security inmates; 43,000 beds will hold mixed security inmates; and 14,900 beds will hold other security inmates. Of all reported prison construction projects, 96 will be built by the end of 1995. Because the need for prison space and beds continues to outpace the rate of prison construction, several correctional systems will use temporary housing to hold excess inmates. Canadian correctional systems will construct 16 facilities, 14 new facilities and two additions, that will add 1,192 beds. Prison construction in Canada will cost $287.4 million for the 1994-1995 period. Detailed data are provided on prison construction in both the United States and Canada. 1 table
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Canada; Corrections costs; Federal prisoners; Foreign correctional facilities; Funding of prison construction; Prison construction; State-by-state analyses; United States of America; US/foreign comparisons
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