Date Requested:March 25, 2013
Time Requested:02:22 PM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R3005 Corrections Forecast HB3126
CBD Subject: INMATES COMPLETE EDUCATION TREATMENT
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
Over-all effect
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
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    


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