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NCJ Number: 165415 Find in a Library
Title: Corrections Budgets 1995-96
Journal: Corrections Compendium  Volume:21  Issue:12  Dated:(December 1996)  Pages:10-21
Author(s): G Wees
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 12
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A survey of corrections agencies in the United States and Canada revealed that corrections budgets in fiscal year 1995-96 increased at a rate of 13 percent, which was similar to the average rate of increase for the previous year.
Abstract: The highest levels of relative growth occurred outside the larger jurisdictions. More than 92 percent of the responding systems reported budget increases for the year. Total spending for the year was reported by the 39 systems as exceeding $22.3 billion. Twenty-six systems reported spending just over $2.1 billion on facility construction, major additions, and improvements during fiscal year 1996. Twenty systems reported a total of 41 new facilities for the year. Twenty-nine systems reported a total of 15,085 new employees. Community-based correctional programs experienced funding increases in most jurisdictions. The systems that reported parole budgets for both years indicated an increase in spending. Most systems reported no new programs initiated under the 1995-96 budget. The systems indicating alternatives to incarceration used home confinement and/or electronic monitoring; supervised release, often accompanied by intensive supervision; probation; shock incarceration programs; restitution and community service programs; and halfway houses. Figures and table preventing data for each State and Canadian province
Main Term(s): Corrections costs
Index Term(s): Canada; Prison construction; United States of America
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