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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 71.6% 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, 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 road crews. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from the following: (1) funds received from telephone commissions on the telephones in the dormitories; (2) employee purchase of meals; (3) funds received from the inmate canteen fund to cover the administrative cost of managing the inmate canteen program; and (4) the one-time collection of back telephone commissions due to the settlement with Global Tel-Link, Inc.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$10,737,916

$11,057,848

333

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$10,737,916

$11,057,848

333

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

$172,614

$172,614

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$173,536

$173,536

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increase of FY 1999 -2000

$163,350

$163,350

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($61,472)

($122,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$271,008

$271,008

8

 

Workload Security and operating supply costs associated with the 64-bed expansion

$15,151

$15,151

0

 

Other Adjustments Maintenance Trade Jobs Market Upgrade

$88,545

$88,545

0

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

$11,560,648

$11,820,052

341

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$822,732

$762,204

8

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 106.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 80.5% of the total request ($14,685,200) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the costs associated with the 64-bed expansion, classified employee salary adjustments and the adjustment to allow payment of Compensatory Leave in excess of 540 hours within a calendar year.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$2,420

 

Veterinary Professional Services for horses and dogs

     

$2,420

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have funding for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$163,350

 

Replace security radios, various kitchen equipment and maintenance equipment; purchase washer/extractor, diagnostic laptop computer and stack ovens; repair/replace asphalt on industrial compound and in warehouse and canteen receiving areas

 

 

 

$163,350

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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