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Justice Alternatives for Wisconsin: Reducing the Costs of the Criminal Justice System. Presentation to the Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council May 9, 2007 Kate Battiato Callie Gray Patrick Mueller Angela Witt. Presentation Overview.

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Justice Alternatives for Wisconsin:Reducing the Costs of the Criminal Justice System

Presentation to the Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council

May 9, 2007

Kate Battiato

Callie Gray

Patrick Mueller

Angela Witt


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Presentation Overview

  • Justice alternatives for nonviolent drug- and alcohol-involved offenders

  • Program alternatives and implementation options

  • Focus on cost and recidivism

  • Implementation options to increase use of alternative justice programs

  • Recommendations for further study


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Incarceration Rates in Midwestern States

Source: U.S. Department of Justice


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Incarceration in Wisconsin

  • The Incarcerated Population

    • More than tripled from 1983-1999

    • OWI & drug offenses: 60 percent prison growth 2001-06

    • 83 percent of prisoners have an AODA treatment need

  • Costs of Incarceration

    • Minimum security prisons: $29,751/ prisoner/year in 2006

    • DOC budget over $1 billion and rising

  • Recidivism

    • 38.7 percent of all released prisoners are convicted of a new offense within 3 years


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Pre-Incarceration Programs

  • Drug Courts

    • Cost Savings: $1,000 - $15,000 annually per person (GAO)

      • La Crosse County Drug Court Program estimates $18,000 annual cost savings per person

    • Recidivism: Reduction in recidivism varies from 13 – 47 percent

      • Dane County Drug Court Treatment Program estimates 42 percent reduction in recidivism


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Pre-Incarceration Programs

  • Treatment Instead of Incarceration

    • Cost Savings:California program saves about $150 million per year

      • California also avoided building a $500 million dollar prison

    • Recidivism: Has reduced the number of prisoners incarcerated for drug possession by almost one-third during a time period with a small rise in drug arrests

      • So far there has been no noticeable increase in recidivism rates, but it is too soon to tell


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Effects of Statewide Treatment Instead of Incarceration

Notes: 2000 was just prior to implementation of Statewide Treatment Instead

of Incarceration Initiative

Source: DPA 2006


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During Incarceration Programs

  • Earned Release Program

    • Cost Savings: About $22,000 per released prisoner; total of about $10 million in first 3 years

    • Recidivism: Early results promising

  • Challenge Incarceration Program

    • Cost Savings: About $39,000 per released prisoner

    • Recidivism: Similar to that of other releases


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Post-Incarceration Programs

  • Day Reporting Centers

    • Cost Savings: $1,180 - $9,650 per participant

    • Recidivism: 11 percent fewer arrests compared to control group

      • Of those who did recidivate, participants remained arrest free for an average of four months longer


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Implementation Options

  • Increase Treatment, Alternative, and Diversion (TAD) Grants

  • Community Corrections Act

  • Statewide Treatment Instead of Incarceration Law

  • Expand the Earned Release Program and/or Challenge Incarceration Program

  • Expand Day Reporting Centers

  • Modify Truth In Sentencing


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Conclusions & Recommendations

  • Conclusion: Alternative justice programs offer as good or better recidivism outcomes at lower costs than incarceration

  • Recommendations:

    • Further study

    • Focus on cost and recidivism

    • Seriously consider recommending one or more implementation options for adoption by the Legislature


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Questions?


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Wisconsin Department of Corrections Budget 1991-2006(Adjusted to 1991 dollars)


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DOC Budget Trends 1998-2006 and Future Projections


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DOC Budget: Trend Analysis Predictions and Executive Budget Proposal 2007-09


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