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NCJ Number: 237941 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice Uniform Cost Report Fiscal Years 2003-2004
Corporate Author: Texas Legislative Budget Board
United States of America
Date Published: January 2005
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: Texas Legislative Budget Board
Austin, TX 78711
Sale Source: Texas Legislative Budget Board
P.O. Box 12666
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes uniform cost information for programs, services, and facilities operated or contracted by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), the Texas Youth Commission (TYC), and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (JPC).
Abstract: Results show that TDCJ’s Correctional Institutions Division (State-Operated Facilities) indicated that the system-wide average cost per day for operating State correctional facilities was $41.64 in fiscal year 2003 and $40.06 in fiscal year 2004. TDCJ’s Correctional Institutions Division (State-Operated versus Privately Operated Facilities) found that State-Operated System II 1,000-bed prototype units are most comparable to privately operated prison facilities. The cost for operating these State facilities in fiscal year 2004 was $35.47 compared to $34.43 for private prisons. TDCJ’s Adult Parole Supervision found that the average cost per day for active parole supervision was $3.52 in fiscal year 2003 and $3.15 in fiscal year 2004. Adult Community Supervision (TDCJ and local community supervision and corrections departments) calculated that the average cost per day for basic direct community supervision (adult probation) for felons and misdemeanants was $2.29 in fiscal year 2003 and $2.27 in fiscal year 2004. Texas Youth Commission indicated that the average cost per day for confining youth in State-operated facilities in fiscal year 2004 was $155.02. An additional $26.64 per day is expended orienting and assessing all youth during the first 45 days of confinement. The private contract rate for fiscal year 2004 was $123.59 per day. Texas Juvenile Probation Commission found that the average cost per day for basic community supervision (juvenile probation) was $14.40 in fiscal year 2003 and $14.83 in fiscal year 2004. The appendixes detail the methodology used for data collection and cost per day calculations; provide an overview of each agency’s operations and programs; and provide comparisons to cost per day figures previously published by the CJPC in 2003. Data were collected from participating agencies that provided a detailed accounting of all agency expenditures.
Main Term(s): State correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Budgets; Contract corrections services; Operating costs; State-specific; Texas
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