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NCJ Number: 161973 Find in a Library
Title: Government Spending on Adult Correctional Services
Journal: Juristat  Volume:16  Issue:3  Dated:(March 1996)  Pages:1-15
Author(s): T Foran
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 15
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This report describes Canada's adult correctional expenditures and personnel from 1990-91 to 1994-95.
Abstract: It examines expenditures and personnel trends in the context of rising inmate populations and community corrections caseloads. The information reported is based on the Adult Corrections Revenue, Expenditure and Personnel survey, which is conducted annually by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. In 1994- 95, Federal and Provincial/Territorial government operating expenditures for adult corrections totalled $1.9 billion. After adjusting for inflation, spending at the national level was 2 percent lower than 4 years ago. The Federal Government spent $913 million on adult corrections, and the Provinces and Territories spent $980 million. It cost approximately $44,000 per year to keep a person in a Federal penitentiary, compared with $39,000 in a Provincial facility. The per capita cost to operate the adult corrections system was $65 for each person in Canada. In the Federal sector, the number of inmates in Federal institutions increased 24 percent between 1990-91 and 1994-95, and operational costs increased by only 6 percent. 3 tables, 4 figures, and 3 references
Main Term(s): Foreign corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel; Corrections costs
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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