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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 76.0% 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. Interagency Transfers are derived from the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) for providing inmate work crews to maintain interstate rest areas and for providing inmate road cleanup crews. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from the following: (1) employee purchase of meals; (2) funds received from visitors for identification cards; (3) funds received from the inmate canteen to cover the administrative cost incurred in managing the inmate canteen account; (4) funds received from telephone commissions; (5) miscellaneous receipts from offenders, attorneys, etc. for services provided by the institution; (6) funds received from Prison Enterprises for supplies used in the Blueberry Farms Project; (7) medical co-payments required to be received from inmates for certain medical visits and prescriptions; and (8) funds received through the Job Training Partnership Act for the hiring and training of individuals from under-privileged backgrounds.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$11,576,716

$12,149,880

342

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$10,010

$10,010

0

 

Carry forward for Major Repairs

 

 

 

 

 

$11,586,726

$12,159,890

342

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$194,572

$194,572

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employee Merit Increase

$143,284

$143,284

0

 

Classified State Employee Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$410,680

$410,680

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($83,232)

($304,264)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($10,010)

($10,010)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward for Major Repairs

$774,936

$774,936

22

 

Workload Salary, Operating Supply and Acquisitions costs associated with the 108-bed expansion

$14,318

$14,318

0

 

Other Adjustments - Maintenance Trade Jobs Market Upgrade

$63,643

$63,643

0

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

$13,094,917

$13,447,049

364

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$1,508,191

$1,287,159

22

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

 

 

 

 

 

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 110.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 88.0% of the total request ($15,279,649) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the salary and operating costs associated with the 108-bed expansion.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$6,408

 

Veterinary services performed on dogs and horses

$534

 

Interpreter for hearing impaired inmates

 

 

 

$6,942

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$300

 

User fee for radio system - Department of Public Safety

 

 

 

$300

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$449,042

 

Replace five vehicles, two tractors, two narcotic dogs and various pieces of security and kitchen equipment; purchase night vision goggles, firefighter bunker gear, industrial washer and dryer, repair boilers; replace HVAC units on the Infirmary, Kitchen, Administration and Education buildings; replace doors in the dormitory and kitchen areas and replace cooler and freezer refrigeration units

 

 

 

$448,042

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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