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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 68.3% 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 Interagency Transfers. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from the following: (1) inmate canteen fund to cover administrative cost incurred from managing the canteen fund; (2) funds received for reimbursement for copier use, replacement of name tags, etc.; (3) funds received from employee purchase of meals; (4) the required medical co-payment by inmates for certain medical visits and prescriptions; and (5) the one-time back telephone commissions received as a result of the settlement with Global Tel-Link, Inc. The Interagency Transfers are derived from the Department of Transportation and Development for security costs associated with providing inmate road crews.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$8,417,980

$8,621,593

269

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$120,351

$120,351

0

 

Carry Forward for Acquisitions

       

$8,538,331

$8,741,944

269

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

$131,936

$131,936

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$102,414

$102,414

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increase for FY 1999 -2000

$268,250

$268,250

0

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($279,627)

($312,374)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($120,351)

($120,351)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carry Forward for Acquisitions

$285,508

$285,508

20

 

Workload Security, operating services, supply and acquisition costs associated with the 100-bed expansion

($65,155)

($65,155)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments Startup supplies for the 166-bed expansion in Fiscal Year 1998-1999

$1,560

$1,560

0

 

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

$4,871

$4,871

0

 

Other Adjustments Maintenance Trade Jobs Market Upgrade

$91,242

$91,242

0

 

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

         

$8,958,979

$9,129,845

289

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$420,648

$387,901

20

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.4% of the existing operating budget. It represents 85.1% of the total request ($10,731,621) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the costs associated with the 100-bed expansion and the adjustment to allow for payment of Compensatory Leave in excess of 540 hours within a calendar year.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$3,780

 

User fee for radio system - Department of Public Safety

 

 

 

$3,780

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$340,250

 

Replace four vehicles, security, laundry and maintenance equipment; purchase beepers, radios, scanners, two vehicles and two all terrain vehicles for the 100-bed expansion

 

 

 

$340,250

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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