Date Requested:January 28, 2011
Time Requested:03:05 PM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R1954 Introduced SB279
CBD Subject: STATE WORK CAMPS
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.

    Based on recent construction estimates and operational budgets the WVDOC offers the following estimates for the operation and construction of a 100-bed work camp:
    
    Construction: $7,000,000
    Yearly operational cost: $2,500,000
    
    The construction estimate includes all operational units of a standalone 100-bed correctional facility (food service, administration, class rooms, housing, etc). It also takes into account the possible need for site preparation and infrastructure expansion to the site. Savings could be found if buildings suitable for renovation or repurposing were located and/or the facility was co-located at an existing correctional facility. The operational estimate is based on a recently approved budget to operate the new work release facility in Parkersburg. A work camp, as called for under the proposed legislation, would have similar staffing and costs. Estimates are based on current cost figures and would need revised/increased at the appropriate time.
    With this program there is the potential for long-term cost savings if the program results in fewer commitments to WVDOC custody and/or a reduced recidivism rate, conversely there is the potential for increased costs if Judges sentence offenders to the program that they would normally sentence to probation or locally based community corrections centers.
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
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
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Loita C. Butcher
Email Address:
loita.c.butcher@wv.gov
    Based on recent construction estimates and operational budgets the WVDOC offers the following estimates for the operation and construction of a 100-bed work camp:
    
    Construction: $7,000,000
    Yearly operational cost: $2,500,000
    
    The construction estimate includes all operational units of a standalone 100-bed correctional facility (food service, administration, class rooms, housing, etc). It also takes into account the possible need for site preparation and infrastructure expansion to the site. Savings could be found if buildings suitable for renovation or repurposing were located and/or the facility was co-located at an existing correctional facility. The operational estimate is based on a recently approved budget to operate the new work release facility in Parkersburg. A work camp, as called for under the proposed legislation, would have similar staffing and costs. Estimates are based on current cost figures and would need revised/increased at the appropriate time.
    With this program there is the potential for long-term cost savings if the program results in fewer commitments to WVDOC custody and/or a reduced recidivism rate, conversely there is the potential for increased costs if Judges sentence offenders to the program that they would normally sentence to probation or locally based community corrections centers.