Honorable John Whitmire, Chair, Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB883 by Whitmire (Relating to awarding credit to an inmate for certain time between release on and revocation of parole, mandatory supervision, or conditional pardon.), As Introduced
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Awarding credit for time served while on parole prior to revocation is expected to result in decreased demands upon the correctional resources of the State due to shorter terms of confinement in prison. In fiscal year 2010, there were 6,678 revocations of parole supervision belonging to 6,651 offenders. Of the 6,651 offenders subject to the provisions of the bill, 1,245 offenders would have completed their sentence if they received credit for time served while on parole prior to revocation leaving 5,406 offenders returning to prison to serve shorter terms of incarceration (approximately 2.67 years).
In order to estimate the future impact, the proposed conditions of the bill are applied in a simulation model to a prison population that reflects the distribution of offenses, sentence lengths, and time served. Savings of incarceration by the Department of Criminal Justice are estimated on the basis of $45.00 per inmate per day for prison facilities, reflecting approximate costs of either operating facilities or contracting with other entities. Costs of supervision by the Department of Criminal Justice’s parole division are estimated on the basis of $3.74 per offender per day.
The Board of Pardons and Paroles anticipates an increase in workload and is unable to determine the associated costs as a result of complying with the provisions of the bill, no such costs are included in this estimate.
696 Department of Criminal Justice, 697 Board of Pardons and Paroles
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