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.


    It is difficult to predict the fiscal impact this legislation would have on the West Virginia Division of Corrections. However, for each day of extra good time awarded, the State of West Virginia could expect to save $66.98 (average cost per day per offender in FY2012). For example, if one inmate completed their High School Diploma and a Drug treatment program they would receive 180 days extra good time and save the State $12,056. This could also have a beneficial impact on prison overcrowding by accelerating the movement of offenders through the system and encouraging participation in recidivism reducing programs and education.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2014
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


    It is difficult to predict the fiscal impact this legislation would have on the West Virginia Division of Corrections. However, for each day of extra good time awarded, the State of West Virginia could expect to save $66.98 (average cost per day per offender in FY2012). For example, if one inmate completed their High School Diploma and a Drug treatment program they would receive 180 days extra good time and save the State $12,056. This could also have a beneficial impact on prison overcrowding by accelerating the movement of offenders through the system and encouraging participation in recidivism reducing programs and education. Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher
     Email Address: loita.c.butcher@wv.gov