DOC Prisoner Shift Impact to Navajo County Sheriff K.C. Clark County Attorney Brad Carlyon
What is the Purpose of Incarceration? • Protect our Citizens • Reduce the Crime Rate • Punishment • Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Can Work • Recidivism rates were reduced by an average 25.0% for inmates who participated in rehabilitation programs while in custody. • The greatest reduction in recidivism (45.3%) was recorded by inmates who served 10 years or more in prison. • These results suggest that correctional intervention really does work to rehabilitate offenders.
Probable Breakdown of Inmates • Violent Repeat Offender 97 • Violent First Offender 12 • Non-Violent Repeat Offender 79 • Non-Violent First Offender 18
Probable Breakdown of Seriousness of Offense • Violent Offense 52 • Sex Offense 10 • Property Offense 58 • Drug Trafficking 28 • Drug Possession 28 • DUI 23 • Escape or Related Offense 6 • Public Order/Morals Offense 1
144 Minimum Security inmate Pod 120 Medium-Maximum Security inmate Pod 130 in 7 Pods 15 Medical 24 Intake 18 Female 14 Female 8 Female Lockdown 33 Trustee 16Protective Custody 5 SMU Navajo County Jail 397 Total Beds 359 Average Population 168BEDS SHORT
Housing Options • Refurbish Dilapidated Old Jail House • Tents
What Does it Cost to House an Inmate in Our Jail? • $68.00 per day per inmate • $24,820 per year per inmate $5,112,920 cost for 206 DOC inmates Will also lose $2,280,000 BOP Contract $7,392,920 General Fund Cost
Non-Financial Costs to Jail • Increased Contraband Problems • Increased Gang Activity • Increased Assaults • Increased Disciplinary Problems INCREASED SECURITY CONCERNS = INCREASED COSTS
How Does Navajo County Cover the Cost of the DOC Inmate Shift? • Increase Revenue • Cut the Budget in Other Areas • Release County Inmates to Make Room in the Jail
Increase Revenue • Property Tax Levy Rate capped out • Sales Tax at max • Don’t have a Jail District and almost no possibility of passing at this time
Cut the Budget in Other Areas (layoffs) So what percentage of General Fund Budget would have to be cut?
Severity of Crimes 20.13% 41.30% 38.57%
Pre-Sentences v. Sentenced 31% 69%
Why are People Jailed Pre-Sentence? • Threat/Danger to Community • Likelihood will Appear for Court
Costs to Our Communities • Increase crime in our communities • More people hurt as a result of violent crimes • More loss of property and damage to property Loss of Quality of Life