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Performance Report Card
Corrections Department
Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2012
Performance Overview: The New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) has performance
measures that report on core functions: incarceration, release, and recidivism of inmates. The measures
are well developed and established to evaluate the NMCD’s performance over time. Correctional officer
turnover, understaffing, and higher re-incarceration and recidivism rates all add to potentially increasing
assaults on inmates and staff. If the results continue through the next quarters for inmate-on-inmate
assaults, re-incarceration, and recidivism, the agency will not meet its targets.
Inmate Management and
Control
1
2
3
4
5
6

7

8

Budget:
$237,174,400

FTE:
1955.5

Percent turnover of correctional officers*
Number of inmate-on-inmate assaults with serious injury*
(cumulative)
Number of inmate-on-staff assaults with serious injury*
(cumulative)
Percent of inmates testing positive for drug use, including inmates
refusing to be tested in a random monthly drug test*
Percent of female offenders successfully released in accordance
with their scheduled release date*
Percent of male offenders successfully released in accordance with
their scheduled release date *
Percent of all prisoners reincarcerated back into the corrections
department within thirty-six months (after being discharged from a
New Mexico corrections department prison or into community
supervision)*
Recidivism rate of the success for offenders after release program
by thirty-six months*

FY11
Actual

FY12
Target

Q1

Q2

10.3%

13%

12.2%

11.3%

14

23

7

13

4

10

0

1

1.39%

<=2%

1.8%

1.5%

95%

90%

81.5%

84.7%

85%

90%

82.8%

83%

44.62%

47%

46.5%

46.3%

33.7%

35%

37%

37%

Q3

Q4

Rating

Program Rating
Comments: Nationally, turnover rates for correctional officers are about 16 percent. Although the NMCD has a lower rate,
its officers are retiring at a faster rate than new officers entering the workforce and wages are lower than privately or publicly
operated detention centers. The NMCD is addressing succession planning and leadership training of correctional officers to
turn the tide. The NMCD graduated 31 cadets at the end of December 2011, which positively impacted the second quarter
results. Eight of the cumulative inmate-on-inmate assaults were at public facilities with the highest correctional officer
vacancies; four were at the privately operated prison in Clayton and one at the Lea County facility. The private women’s
contract requires adherence to standards and failure to do so results in female prisoners being incarcerated beyond their
release date which subjects the contractor to fines. In the second quarter, the contractor was fined for failing to release
female prisoners according to their release dates. The failure impacted performance measure 6. The recidivism rate for female
inmates that are part of the SOAR program is 37 percent over a 36-month period versus 46 percent re-incarceration rate for
inmates not enrolled in SOAR-like programs.
Budget:
FTE:
FY11
FY12
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Rating
Corrections Industries
$3,962,200
35
Actual
Target
9

Profit and loss ratio*

-4.2%

Breakeven

-15.5%

-9.3%

Program Rating
Comments: Profit and loss are determined at the end of the fiscal year based on the audited figures. There are programs that
are no longer profitable and the NMCD is looking at other alternatives that may be profitable, provide work for inmates while
in prison and transferable skills on release. Although second quarter results are too early to determine whether the program
will break-even, or not, the profit and loss ratio is improving.
Budget:
FTE:
FY11
FY12
Community Offender
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Rating
$28,144,300
387
Actual
Target
Management
10

Average standard caseload per probation and parole officer*

Program Rating

99

92 +/-3

108

122

Performance Report Card
Corrections Department
Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2012
Comments: The probation and parole caseloads will remain high past the second quarter of FY12. The 15 new hires will
decrease per officer caseloads after the officers fully assume their assigned parolees or probationers cases. During the 2012
legislative session, Senate Bill 162 would have increased the statutory intensive supervision caseload requirement to 40 from
20 cases; however, it failed to pass the Senate. The overall average caseload per officer would not go down with a statutory
change but it would lead to a more balanced caseload assignment.
* Denotes House Bill 2 measure

 

 

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