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Program B: Incarceration

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and R.S. 36:401-409

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Incarceration Program is to provide for the custody, control, and care of adjudicated offenders through enforcement of the laws and implementation of programs designed to ensure the safety of the public, staff, and inmates.

The goals of the Incarceration Program are:

  1. Maximize public safety through appropriate and effective correctional custodial and supervisory programs.
  2. Provide for the safety of correctional staff and inmates by maintaining an organized and disciplined system of operations that promotes stability in the institution.
  3. Ensure that basic services relating to adequate food, clothing, and shelter are provided to the inmate population.
  4. Provide the maximum available bed space allowable by the State Fire Marshal, Department of Health and Hospitals, American Correctional Association requirements, budgeted resources, and good correctional practices.
  5. Protect the investment by the state in the facility by providing an adequate maintenance program for all buildings and equipment and by following Division of Administration property control regulations.

The Incarceration Program encompasses all security and related costs. It also includes other services related to the custody and care of adjudicated offenders, such as the classification of inmates and related record-keeping, provision of basic necessities such as food, clothing, and laundry services for the inmate population, maintenance and support of the facility and other equipment, and Project Clean-Up. (Project Clean-Up, a cooperative effort between the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, and the Department of Transportation and Development [DOTD], involves inmate crews for litter pickup and DOTD work crews for mowing and litter collection. The project is a direct result of the commitment of Governor and Mrs. Foster to improve the appearance of roads and highways across the state.) The Incarceration Program comprises approximately 77.5% of the total institution budget.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indictors are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with State General Fund, Interagency Transfers, and Fees and Self-generated Revenues. The Interagency Transfers are derived from the Department of Transportation and Development for security costs associated with providing inmate work crews at rest areas. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from the following: (1) funds received from inmate banking to cover administrative costs incurred from managing the inmate banking program; (2) funds received from employee purchase of meals; (3) funds received for reimbursement for identification cards for visitors and copier use; (4) funds received for reimbursement of expenses incurred to provide security coverage for the Beauregard Nursery Tree Farm and the Vinton work crew; (5) funds received from offenders for damages to institutional property; (6) funds received from offenders for maintenance expenses of telephones in the dormitories; and (7) required medical co-payments by inmates for certain medical visits and prescriptions.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$8,442,265

$8,834,857

230

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$20,425

$20,425

0

 

Carry Forward for Acquisitions

 $0

 $0

 12

 

Additional 12 Correctional Security Officer positions as approved by the Commissioner of Administration on August 12, 1998 

         

$8,462,690

$8,855,282

242

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

         

$133,189

$133,189

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$116,029

$116,029

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increase for FY 1999 -2000

$713,000

$713,000

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($271,845)

($350,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($20,425)

($20,425)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carry Forwards for Acquisitions

$1,216,820

$1,216,820

50

Workload Salary, operating supply, acquisitions and major repair costs associated with the 174-bed expansion

$43,613

$43,613

0

 

Other Adjustments Allows payment of Compensatory Leave in excess of 540 hours within a calendar year

$600

$600

0

 

Other Adjustments Increased Interagency Transfers with the Department of Public Safety for radio user fees

$0

$5,000

0

 

Other Adjustments Increase in Interagency Transfers from the Department of Transportation and Development for the Vinton and Toomey Rest Area Cleanup

$11,109

$11,109

0

 

Other Adjustments Maintenance Trade Jobs Market Upgrade

$31,933

$31,933

1

 

Other Technical Adjustments Transfers one (1) Chaplain position from the Rehabilitation Program to reflect funding in the appropriate program

         

$10,436,713

$10,756,150

293

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$1,974,023

$1,900,868

51

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 121.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 76.4% of the total request ($14,077,170) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the costs and fifty (50) positions associated with the 174-bed expansion and the funding of acquisitions and major repairs. An increase of one (1) position is also reflected due to the transfer of a position with associated funding from the Rehabilitation Program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$3,475

 

Veterinary Services performed on horses and dogs

 

 

 

$3,475

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$960

 

User fee for radio system - Department of Public Safety

 

 

 

$960

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$1,161,040

 

Replace four vehicles, radios, base radio station and metal detectors, purchase four (4) vehicles, tractor and security equipment for the 174-bed expansion; renovate freezers in warehouse, renovate flooring in kitchen, rebuild telephone system, expand visiting room and control room, renovate PBX Room for security reasons.

 

 

 

$1,161,040

 

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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