Date Requested:January 31, 2014
Time Requested:01:00 PM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2014R2014 Introduced SB457
CBD Subject: INMATE CUSTODY
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Program,A New Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    Classes would be offered on an as needed basis relying upon LS/CMI assessment scores and time until parole board eligibility. We estimate that this would require a 17 week programming cycle in order to deliver the most common WVDOC programming to inmates held in the RJA. The programs offered would include, Aladrue (less intensive substance abuse), Batterers Intervention & Prevention Program, Crime Victim Awareness, Managing My Anger, Sex Offender Programming, and Thinking for a Change. Contract staff would also conduct assessments and group therapy.
    Annual Cost Impact:
    1. Staff: In order to deliver the programs above the WVDOC would need to hire an additional 10 Correctional Counselor 2’s. Cost = $348,770.00 per year (Minimum Salary of $24,912 + 40% for benefits = $34,876.8 per employee X 10 employees).
    2. Contract Staff (Licensed Therapists). Cost = $91,520 (8 hours per week per jail at $18 per hour).
    3. Transportation: Staff would be based out of WVDOC facilities and travel to RJA jails as needed. This will provide flexibility and redundancy to the system, as staff at the WVDOC facility can fill in as needed. Cost = $86,000 ($8,600 per vehicle x 10 jails).
    4. Total = $526,290
    One Time Costs:
    Equipment: Computers, monitors, projectors, miscellaneous supplies. Cost = $25,000
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 551,290 526,290 0
Personal Services 526,290 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 25,000 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    This investment should allow the appropriate inmates the opportunity to more adequately prepare for parole before their hearing. This should increase the grant rate for inmates who see the parole board for the first time and should result in an overall cost savings to the State of West Virginia


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Loita Butcher
Email Address:
Loita.c.butcher@wv.gov
    This investment should allow the appropriate inmates the opportunity to more adequately prepare for parole before their hearing. This should increase the grant rate for inmates who see the parole board for the first time and should result in an overall cost savings to the State of West Virginia