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NCJ Number: 237942 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice Uniform Cost Report Fiscal Years 2004-2006
Corporate Author: Texas Legislative Budget Board
United States of America
Date Published: January 2007
Page Count: 46
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) system-wide average cost per day for operating State correctional facilities was $40.05 in fiscal year 2005 and $42.54 in fiscal year 2006. TDCJ’s Correctional Institutions Division (State-operated versus privately operated facilities) State-operated System II 1,000-bed prototype units are most comparable to privately operated prison facilities and cost the State-operated facilities $37.90 in fiscal year 2006 compared to $35.23 for private prisons. TDCJ’s Adult Parole Supervision average cost per day for active parole supervision was $3.20 in fiscal year 2005 and $3.51 in fiscal year 2006. Adult Community Supervision (TDCJ and local community supervision and corrections departments) average cost per day for basic direct community supervision (adult probation) for felons and misdemeanants was $2.37 in fiscal year 2005 and $2.55 in fiscal year 2006. Texas Youth Commission’s average cost per day for confining youth in State-operated facilities in fiscal year 2006 was $162.88. An additional $28.26 per day was expended orienting and assessing all youth during the first 55 days of confinement. The private contract rate for fiscal year 2006 was $128.66 per day. One aspect of the cost differential between State and private facilities is that a youth’s medical and psychiatric condition is considered prior to placement in either a State-operated facility or contract care facility. Youth with serious needs are kept in State-operated facilities. Youth in contract facilities often receive education services from local school districts. In contrast, the Texas Youth Commission provides education services to youth within State-operated facilities. Texas Juvenile Probation Commission’s average cost per day for basic community supervision (juvenile probation) was $15.32 in fiscal year 2005 and $14.93 in fiscal year 2006. Tables and appendixes
Main Term(s): Corrections costs
Index Term(s): Budgets; Corrections annual reports; State correctional facilities; State-specific; Texas
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