FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    As of June 30, 2010 the WVDOC had 39 individuals incarcerated with 3rd Offense Shoplifting as their most serious crime and 14 with 2nd Offense Petit Larceny as their most serious crime. The average cost per inmate during FY 2010 was $24,266. If those offenders had not been incarcerated for that year the State of West Virginia could have saved up to $1,286,098 during that single year alone ($24,266 x 39 + 14 = $1,286,098). Furthermore, these savings would continue into future years as these offenders would no longer be sentenced into WVDOC custody. In addition, if approximately 50 WVDOC beds were emptied because of this change it would reduce the backlog of inmates in the Regional Jails in a similar manner leading to more cost savings in reduced jail bills for Corrections.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2012
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):


    



Memorandum


    As of June 30, 2010 the WVDOC had 39 individuals incarcerated with 3rd Offense Shoplifting as their most serious crime and 14 with 2nd Offense Petit Larceny as their most serious crime. The average cost per inmate during FY 2010 was $24,266. If those offenders had not been incarcerated for that year the State of West Virginia could have saved up to $1,286,098 during that single year alone ($24,266 x 39 + 14 = $1,286,098). Furthermore, these savings would continue into future years as these offenders would no longer be sentenced into WVDOC custody. In addition, if approximately 50 WVDOC beds were emptied because of this change it would reduce the backlog of inmates in the Regional Jails in a similar manner leading to more cost savings in reduced jail bills for Corrections.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher
    Email Address: loita.c.butcher@wv.gov