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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 72.6% 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 indicators 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, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, and Interim Emergency Board funding. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from the following: (1) employee purchase of meals; (2) reimbursement from Prison Enterprises for utilities; (3) funds received for miscellaneous receipts such as sale of copies, traffic tickets, etc.; (4) funds received from the inmate welfare fund for reimbursement of salaries; (5) funds received from telephone commissions; (6) funds received from the inmate canteen to cover the administrative cost of managing the inmate canteen program; and (7) required medical co-payments by inmates for medical visits and prescriptions. The Interim Emergency Board funding was provided to assist in emergency flood related expenses.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$56,638,357

$58,801,884

1,595

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$33,043

$33,043

0

 

Carry Forward for Operating Supplies and Acquisitions

$0

$387,140

0

 

Carry Forward Interim Emergency Board funding for flood related expenses

 

 

 

 

 

$56,671,400

$59,222,067

1,595

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

         

$899,198

$899,198

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$647,541

$647,541

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 -2000

$588,550

$588,550

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($424,096)

($1,033,052)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($33,043)

($420,183)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carry Forwards for Operating Supplies and Acquisitions

($48,685)

($48,685)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments – Startup supplies for the 230-bed expansion in Fiscal Year 1998-1999

$71,268

$71,268

0

 

Other Adjustments – Maintenance Trade Jobs Market Upgrade

$240

$240

0

 

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

$609,925

$609,925

0

 

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

($39,421)

($39,421)

(1)

 

Other Technical Adjustments – Transfer one (1) Therapeutic Recreation Services Coordinator position to the Rehabilitation program to properly reflect funding in the appropriate program

($82,255)

($82,255)

(3)

 

Other Technical Adjustments – Transfer one (1) Buyer position, one (1) Human Resource Analyst position and one (1) Executive Staff Officer position to the Health Services program to properly reflect funding in the appropriate program

($54,576)

($54,576)

(2)

 

Other Technical Adjustments – Transfer two (2) Corrections Security Officer position to the Health Services program to properly reflect funding in the appropriate program

($42,600)

($42,600)

(1)

 

Other Technical Adjustments – Transfer one (1) Deaf Interpreter position to the Health Services program to properly reflect funding in the appropriate program and changes the position from a classified position to an unclassified position

($1,700,000)

$0

0

 

Means of Financing Substitution – Replace State General Fund with Fees and Self-generated Revenues to allow for recurring revenue generated by the Inmate Welfare Fund

 

 

 

 

 

$57,063,446

$60,318,017

1,588

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$392,046

$1,095,950

(7)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 87.1% of the total request ($69,257,636) for this program. The decrease in positions is attributed to the transfer of seven (7) positions to other programs to properly reflect funding in the appropriate programs. The increase in the recommended level of funding is attributed to the funding of employee salary increases and the adjustment necessary to allow payment of Compensatory Leave in excess of 540 hours within a calendar year.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$12,000

 

Veterinary Services performed on horses and dogs

$681,000

 

Angola Ferry Contract

$20,000

 

Project manager for Fire Marshal related activities

 

 

 

$713,000

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

   

Interagency Transfers:

$240

 

User fee for radio system - Department of Public Safety

     

$240

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$588,550

 

Replace one fire pumper truck, twelve vehicles, various security, kitchen, farm, heavy movable and office equipment.

 

 

 

$588,550

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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