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Program D: LTI-Bridge City

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:901-908

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Louisiana Training Institute - Bridge City (LTI-Bridge City) is a secure correctional facility for male juveniles adjudicated delinquent. LTI-Bridge City received American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation in June 1994.

The mission of Louisiana Training Institute - Bridge City is to provide for the custody, care, and treatment of adjudicated offenders through enforcement of the laws and implementation of programs designed to ensure the safety of the public, staff, and inmates and reintegrate offenders into society.

The goals of Louisiana Training Institute - Bridge City 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 institutional and other field operations.

3. Ensure that basic services relating to adequate food, clothing, medical care, and shelter are provided to the inmate population.

4. Provide an environment that enables behavior change by making rehabilitative opportunities available for inmates who demonstrate motivation for change and the desire to participate in rehabilitative programs.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, Louisiana Training Institute - Bridge City will maintain accreditation through the American Correctional Association (ACA) while continuing to provide services in the most economical, efficient, and effective manner possible.

2. In FY 1998-99, Louisiana Training Institute -Bridge City will provide for the secure confinement and support of juvenile offenders committed to that institution while maintaining a safe working environment for staff.

SECURITY TRENDS AT LTI-BRIDGE CITY

 

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Number of offenders per juvenile corrections security officer

1.9

1.9

1.9

2.0

2.0

Number of escapes

4

4

0

6

3

Number of apprehensions

4

3

0

4

3

Explanatory Note: Data on escapes and apprehensions were not collected and reported at an institutional level prior to FY 1992-93.

3. In FY 1998-99, Louisiana Training Institute -Bridge City will provide treatment and rehabilitation opportunities geared to the assessed needs of juvenile offenders.

TRENDS IN ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AT LTI-BRIDGE CITY

 

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Average monthly enrollment in GED program

30

15

11

10

17

Number receiving GED

2

0

13

0

2

4. In FY 1998-99, Louisiana Training Institute -Bridge City will operate the Short-Term Offender Program (STOP).

AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY IN LTI-BRIDGE CITY SHORT-TERM OFFENDER PROGRAM

(In Months, Based on Exits)

 

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

LTI - Bridge City regular

22.2

24.8

23.0

LTI - Bridge City STOP

8.1

8.1

8.2

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with state general fund, interagency transfers, fees and self-generated revenues, and federal funds. Interagency transfers are derived from the Department of Education for the school lunch program and from the Department of Transportation and Development for security costs associated with the inmate road clean up crews. The fees and self-generated revenues are derived from the employee purchase of meals and telephone commissions. Federal funds are derived from Social Security for Supplemental Security Income payments for eligible offenders as reimbursement to the institution for the offenders' care and upkeep.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$5,507,626

$5,735,808

156

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$124,660

$124,660

0

 

Carryforward for major repairs

 

 

 

 

 

$5,632,286

$5,860,468

156

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($124,660)

($124,660)

0

 

Non-Recurring Carryforward for major repairs

$69,931

$69,931

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$81,069; Replacement/New: +$151,000)

$84,606

$84,606

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$80,956

$80,956

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($508,057)

($508,057)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($19,482)

($19,482)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($192,099)

($192,099)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$180

$180

0

 

Adjust interagency transfers with the Department of Public Safety for radio user fees

$74,301

$74,301

0

 

Master Sergeant pay and Corrections Security Officer retention pay plans

 

 

 

 

 

$5,097,962

$5,326,144

156

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($534,324)

($534,324)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 90.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 80.3% of the total request ($6,631,883) for this program. The decrease in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the statewide Risk Management adjustment and the adjustment in attrition.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$38,475

 

Contracted medical services for the juvenile offenders - psychiatrist, pharmacist and dentist

 

 

 

$38,475

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$968

 

Allocation to the Comprehensive Public Training Program

$1,307

 

Allocation to the State Treasurer's Office

$9,256

 

Administrative cost in Corrections-Administration associated with the Federal School Lunch Program

$180

 

User fee for radio system - Department of Public Safety

 

 

 

$11,711

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$151,000

 

Replace one passenger bus; construct covered loading ramp at the warehouse, provide athletic field lighting, construct gymnasium foyer and repair roadway and parking areas

 

 

 

$151,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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