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NCJ Number: 50518 Find in a Library
Title: COSTS OF INTERSTATE PRISONER TRANSPORTS - THE POTENTIAL FOR CAPTIS (COMPUTER ASSISTED PRISONER TRANSPORTATION INDEX SERVICE) COST BENEFITS
Author(s): R D ENGLER
Corporate Author: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Information & Statistics Service
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
Grant Number: 76-SS-99-6047
Publication Number: RESEARCH STUDY NO 2.2
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE COST OF TRANSPORTING PRISONERS ACROSS STATE LINES IS ASSESSED WITH ATTENTION TO THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF A COMPUTER SERVICE DEVELOPED TO FACILITATE THE RAPID AND COST-EFFECTIVE INTERSTATE TRANSPORT OF PRISONERS.
Abstract: PAST AND EXISTING APPROACHES TO REDUCING THE EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF PRISONERS ARE EXAMINED, ALONG WITH THE RESULTS OF THE COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT SURVEY (CLE) CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION (NSA) ON THE COSTS OF MOVING PRISONERS ACROSS STATE LINES. ESTIMATES OF THE SAVINGS THAT MIGHT BE OBTAINED BY AGENCIES UTILIZING THE COMPUTER ASSISTED PRISONER TRANSPORTATION INDEX SERVICE (CAPTIS) DEVELOPED TO ALLOW FOR THE CONVENIENT AND COOPERATIVE TRANSPORT OF PRISONERS ARE ALSO PROVIDED. AN INDIRECT ACCOUNTING IS UNDERTAKEN OF: (1) PAST ATTEMPTS TO REDUCE INTERSTATE TRANSPORT COSTS THROUGH A REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF TRANSPORTS, REFUSALS TO RETURN, AND OUT-OF-STATE INCARCERATION; AND (2) ATTEMPTS TO REDUCE THE EXPENSES PER TRANSPORT THROUGH COOPERATIVE RETURNS, THE USE OF LIGHT AIRCRAFT, AND A PLAN DEVELOPED BY THE STATE OF MARYLAND WHICH REQUIRES A PAROLEE OR PROBATIONER TO POST SUFFICIENT BOND TO COVER THE COST OF HIS OR HER RETURN AS A REQUISITE FOR QUALIFYING FOR PLACEMENT IN THE RECEIVING STATE. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT CAPTIS WILL REDUCE BY A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT THE TRANSPORTATION AND MANPOWER COSTS OF MOVING A PRISONER ACROSS STATE LINES. TABULAR DATA ARE PROVIDED. SEE ALSO NCJ 50516, 50517, AND 50519-50521. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Cost/Benefit Analysis; Extradition; Interagency cooperation; Offenders; Transportation
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