|Goal 1-2: Construct, operate, and maintain sufficient and appropriate prison capacity.|
(Baselines indicated in parentheses)
The current prison population, as reported previously in Chart 1-1, continues to grow. Inmates serving longer portions of their sentences render the careful planning for new construction and renovations of existing facilities increasingly important. The authorized increase of prison capacity from 133% to 150% of design capacity serves to compress the total space available per inmate for housing. Cell construction strategies are being modified to meet inmate management needs. Accurate decisions about close management custody of inmates is a very important aspect of maintaining sufficient and appropriately classified inmate housing. Due to changes in sentencing policies, many facilities designed and built to house inmates of lower security classification are now being used for housing inmates requiring higher levels of security.
By January 1, 2000, increase the percentage of single cell housing commensurate with the percentage of violent and disruptive inmates as determined annually.
|Contingent upon annual determinations.|
By January 2000, all security components of the Department's facilities meet or exceed accepted professional standards for security based on physical security and mission requirements of the facilities.
|Pending implementation of evaluative data collection system.|