FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    The Division of Corrections has no way to predict how many additional offenders would be sentenced to our custody as a result of this legislation.
    However, for each additional inmate sentenced to our custody the state can expect an additional cost of $25,444 (FY 2007 Average Per Inmate Cost) per inmate per year. This figure does not include the potential construction costs that may be incurred as the result of a steadily increasing inmate population. Currently, the backlog of inmates housed in Regional Jails is over 1,100 and is projected to increase to 2,200 by the end of 2012 absent significant construction or sentencing practice changes.
    
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2008
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2009
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    The Division of Corrections has no way to predict how many additional offenders would be sentenced to our custody as a result of this legislation.
    However, for each additional inmate sentenced to our custody the state can expect an additional cost of $25,444 (FY 2007 Average Per Inmate Cost) per inmate per year. This figure does not include the potential construction costs that may be incurred as the result of a steadily increasing inmate population. Currently, the backlog of inmates housed in Regional Jails is over 1,100 and is projected to increase to 2,200 by the end of 2012 absent significant construction or sentencing practice changes.
    
    



Memorandum


     Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher, Executive Assistant
     Email Address: butchl@mail.wvnet.edu