Prisons

People who are incarcerated in a state correctional facility need access to programming, health care, and appropriate measures to ensure safety.

Transparency in prison data may include information related to the capacity of institutions, sentencing practices and guidelines set forth by the state, and the availability and quality of rehabilitative resources for people in custody. Most people in state custody will eventually return to their communities. Therefore, tracking effective reentry services and resulting recidivism rates for these individuals will improve decision-making for policymakers and service providers.

Get to know the Prisons metrics

Metric

Description

1.1 Annual Budget amount of annual budget (in dollars) of state correctional institutions 

  1. Total agency budget (in dollars) 

Agency Customization: How does the agency define the fiscal year? 

1.2 Total Staff number of full-time staff employed by the agency 

  1. Total number of full-time staff 
  2. Optional: Number of full-time security staff 
  3. Optional: Number of full-time support staff 
  4. Optional: Number of full-time clinical staff 
  5. Optional: Number of full-time other (please specify) type staff 
  6. Optional: Number of full-time staff of unknown type 

1.1 Annual Budget amount of annual budget (in dollars) of state correctional institutions 

  1. Total agency budget (in dollars) 

Agency Customization: How does the agency define the fiscal year? 

1.2 Total Staff number of full-time staff employed by the agency 

  1. Total number of full-time staff 
  2. Optional: Number of full-time security staff 
  3. Optional: Number of full-time support staff 
  4. Optional: Number of full-time clinical staff 
  5. Optional: Number of full-time other (please specify) type staff 
  6. Optional: Number of full-time staff of unknown type 

2.1 Admissions number of new admissions to state correctional institutions 

  1. Total number of new admissions 
  2. Optional: Number of new admissions serving a sentence 
  3. Optional: Number of new admissions on transfer or hold status 
  4. Optional: Number of admissions for a supervision violation or revocation 
  5. Optional: Number of new admissions of an unknown admission type 

Agency Customization: How does the agency define admission? Do the figures above include individuals admitted for violation of conditions of supervision? 

2.2 Average Daily Population average daily population of individuals held in state correctional facilities 

  1. Average daily population 
  2. Average daily sentenced population 
  3. Average daily population serving time for a violation or revocation 
  4. Average daily transferred/held population 
  5. Average daily population of another (please specify) type 
  6. Average daily population of unknown population type 

Agency Customization: Do the figures above include individuals admitted for violation of conditions of supervision? 

2.3 Releases number of releases from state correctional facilities 

  1. Total number of releases 
  2. Optional: Number of sentence completions 
  3. Optional: Number of transfers 
  4. Optional: Number of unapproved absences 
  5. Optional: Number of compassionate releases 
  6. Optional: Number of other (please specify) releases 
  7. Optional: Number of releases of unknown type 

Agency Customization: How does the agency define supervision? 

3.1 Readmission Rate number of individuals admitted who had at least one other admission to a state correctional facility within the prior 12 months 

  1. Total number of admissions with at least one other admission 
  2. Optional: Number of new admissions with a prior admission 
  3. Optional: Number of admissions for a violation of conditions with a prior admission 
  4. Optional: Number of admissions with an unknown or other (please specify) admission type with a prior admission 

Agency Customization: How does the agency system define an admission? Do the figures above match readmissions within a single facility or statewide admissions 

4.1 Staff Use-of-Force Incidents number of staff use-of-force incidents 

  1. Total number of use-of-force incidents 
  2. Optional: Number of incidents involving physical use-of-force 
  3. Optional: Number of incidents involving restraint 
  4. Optional: Number of incidents involving use of a weapon 
  5. Optional: Number of incidents involving an unknown type of force 

Agency Customization: What is the agency’s definition of use-of-force? 

5.1 Average Daily Population by Race or Ethnicity average daily population of individuals of a certain race or ethnicity held in state correctional facilities 

  1. Average daily population 
  2. Average daily population of White individuals 
  3. Average daily population of Black individuals 
  4. Average daily population of Hispanic/Latino individuals 
  5. Average daily population of Asian individuals 
  6. Average daily population of American Indian or Alaska Native individuals 
  7. Average daily population of Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander individuals 
  8. Average daily population of individuals of another, multiple, or other (please specify) race or ethnicity 

Agency Customization: How does the agency define and record race or ethnicity? 

5.2 Average Daily Population by Gender average daily population of individuals of a certain gender held in custody 

  1. Average daily population 
  2. Average daily population of males 
  3. Average daily population of females 
  4. Average daily population of another (please specify), or unknown individuals 

Agency Customization: How does the agency define and record gender? 

6.1 Grievances Upheld number of grievances filed with the institution that were upheld 

  1. Total number of grievances filed and upheld 

Agency Customization: How does the agency define grievance and upheld?