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Title: South Carolina Board of Corrections and the Commissioner of the South Carolina Department of Corrections - Annual Report for the Period July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1980
Corporate Author: South Carolina Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 140
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
South Carolina Dept of Corrections
Columbia, SC 29221-1787
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data and information are provided on the activities of the South Carolina Department of Corrections from July 1, 1979, to June 30, 1980.
Abstract: Members of the State Board of Corrections are listed, and a directory of key administrators is provided, followed by a description of the organization of the Department of Corrections. Facilities under the supervision of the Department are listed, along with information on each facility's location, degree of security, description of resident population, design capacity, average daily population for fiscal 1980, and the average daily population as a percentage of design capacity. An historical perspective highlights the consolidation of the State adult corrections system and the inmate population and financial crisis in fiscal 1975 and 1976. Fiscal 1980 continued patterns of fiscal restraint and moderate inmate growth, with facility overcrowding level sustained at 52 percent exceeding total design capacity. In addition to daily operations of facilities and programs, Department efforts focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness in inmate management and service delivery, implementing the Ten Year Capital Improvements Plan, preparations for the fiscal 1981 opening of two new major facilities, expanding prison industry markets and products lines, initiating and implementing fiscal control measures to contain costs and cope with inflation, expanding the capabilities of automated information and resource management systems, reducing personnel turnover, and coordinating with other criminal justice agencies in the development of long-range strategies to reduce prison overcrowding through alternatives to incarceration. Tabular data are provided on inmate populations and correctional costs. Appended are descriptions of statutory authority for the Department of Corrections and the Youthful Offender Act, a list of programs and services administered by the Department, and lists of counties comprising the State planning district, correctional regions, and judicial circuits.
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Corrections statistics; Overcrowding; South Carolina
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