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Title: IOWA - COST ANALYSIS OF CORRECTIONAL STANDARDS
Author(s): T A HENDERSON
Corporate Author: Institute for Economic and Policy Studies, Inc
Correctional Economics Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 125
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for Economic and Policy Studies, Inc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-035-78
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: COSTS ARE ESTIMATED FOR IOWA'S COMPLIANCE WITH CORRECTIONS STANDARDS OF THE COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR CORRECTIONS.
Abstract: COST ESTIMATES ARE BASED ON THE PLANS OF ACTION PREPARED BY THE STAFF AT EACH FACILITY FOR EACH NON-COMPLIANT STANDARD. THE ESTIMATE FOR THE TOTAL ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE TO ACHIEVE COMPLIANCE WITH ALL STANDARDS IS $28.6 MILLION. OF THIS AMOUNT, $26.3 MILLION IS REQUIRED TO BRING CELL SIZE REQUIREMENTS INTO CONFORMITY WITH STANDARDS IN TWO INSTITUTIONS; TO CONSTRUCT ADEQUATE RECREATION FACILITIES AT THE OTHER FOUR INSTITUTIONS; AND TO EXPAND INMATE WORK PROGRAMS AT SEVERAL FACILITIES SO AS TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. WHEN THE COST OF ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL IMPLIED BY THESE STANDARDS IS ADDED TO THE CAPITAL ESTIMATES, THE PRECEDING CATEGORIES ACCOUNT FOR $27.5 MILLION OF THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS. UPGRADING TRAINING AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT TO MEET STANDARDS WILL COST AN ADDITIONAL $587,300 ANNUALLY. OTHER STANDARDS REQUIRING SIGNIFICANT EXPENDITURES IN ONE OR MORE INSTITUTIONS ARE IN SECURITY, SPECIAL MANAGEMENT INMATES, MEDICAL SERVICES, EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING, AND LIBRARY SERVICES. MOST OF THE COSTS RESULT FROM THE INCREASED STAFF REQUIREMENTS MANDATED BY THE STANDARDS. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN ADULT CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION STANDARDS CATEGORIES AND STANDARDS DESCRIPTIONS. TABULAR DATA ARE PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--RCB)
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Cost analysis; Economic planning; Iowa; Standards
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