Effectiveness Of The Reduction Recidivism Rates

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Effectiveness Effectiveness is the reduction in recidivism rates; more specifically, the reduction in the likelihood to be arrested for a new crime, or for committing a parole violation. Unlike research on the implementation of DRC’s, there is not a need for a more in depth look at the benefits of overcorwding jails and increasing incarceration costs. Costs, as mentioned earlier, are significantly more than the costs associated with the implementation of a DRC. In addition, the steady increase in occupants of the RHRJ has lead to contracting out of beds at other jail facilities due to the lack of space and reduction in offenders. A continuation of the status quo, housing offenders in the RHRJ until an additional facility with the…show more content…
Furthermore, in addition to the trained personnel, the building infrastructure must also be included in the feasibility of administrative capcity. Unlike the staffing for the DRC, the staffing required for the continuation of housing offenders in the RHRJ until an additional facility is built, is heavily reliant on the number of offenders in jail at a given time. As seen in figure 1 in the appendix, there are several staffing needs to be met. Given the projected growth in the jail population, the number of personnel required to provide services and programs is not adequate; it is especially not supportive of future expansion of programs and services for the community (Moseley Architects, 2014). Cost Several cost components factor into the traditional incarceration model. The figure that is commonly discussed within the correctional system is the per day incarceration cost. It represents the amount of funding necessary to house one inmate for one day at the RHRJ facility. According to Captain Shortell, the per day incarceration cost for 2013 was $73.35, and there was a slight reduction for 2014 down to $72.33. These figures will be used in subsequent calculations to compare costs of the Day Reporting Center to the traditional incarceration option. With an average per day incarceration occupancy of 350 beds, the yearly figure for housing the inmates equals a staggering $9.24-million. As the Mosely study identified, the RHRJ often was operating at well over 150%
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