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Title: Washington Department of Corrections Capacity Planning and Implementation Report 94-1
Corporate Author: Washington State Legislature
Legislative Budget Cmtte
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Washington State Legislature
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United States of America

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Legislative Budget Cmtte
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Olympia, WA 98501
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report analyzes how and why operating costs vary widely among comparable correctional facilities of the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) and recommends three ways to reduce DOC costs.
Abstract: The analysis revealed that four factors are particularly important in the operating costs of DOC facilities. These are geographic location, facility design and layout, economies of scale, and housing unit size. The analysis revealed three types of opportunities for reducing costs. These are to replace inefficient facilities, make better use of existing facilities, and take advantage of economies of scale. Ways to make better use of existing facilities are to operate them at different security levels, house different programs, or increase the overall current capacity by security level by changing how facilities are used. In addition, the three major, co-located facilities at Monroe can be administered as one institution. Footnotes, figures, and appended DOC comments and background information
Main Term(s): Corrections costs
Index Term(s): Corrections resources; Funding sources; Washington
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