Program Authorization: R.S. 15:574.2-574.141; R.S. 36:409; R.S. 15:111; Hayes Williams, et al v. John McKeithen, et al CA 71-98-b (M.D. La.)
The Parole Board, whose seven members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state senate, determines the time and conditions of releases on parole of all adult offenders who are eligible for parole; determines and imposes sanctions for violations of parole; and cooperates with the criminal justice and corrections systems. The board also administers medical parole and revocations.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Parole Board Program will provide for reintegration of offenders into society in a manner consistent with public safety.
1 Videoconferencing is an innovative communication technology in which televised transmissions are made possible between two points. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections continues to utilize Videoconferencing to enable the Parole Board to conduct hearings, from the board's domicile in Baton Rouge, with parole candidates and violators in institutions at distant sites. Videoconferencing sites are the headquarters complex in Baton Rouge, Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center in DeQuincy, Caddo Correctional Center in Caddo Parish, and Orleans Parish Prison. The program is intended to enhance public safety and reduce travel cost and time and permit regionalized parole and revocation hearings.
2 This is a new performance indicator. Data for this indicator were not reported prior to FY 1995-96.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded entirely with state general fund.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 98.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 85.4% of the total request ($604,145) for this program. The recommended decrease is primarily due to the attrition adjustment.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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