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Nycdoc Commissioners Jail Performance Report 2008

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DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
Martin F. Horn, Commissioner

Key Public Service Areas
Provide a safe and secure environment
for inmates and staff.
Provide access to services to prepare
inmates for life after release.
Provide correction-related services and
information to the public.

Critical Objectives
• Ensure the security and safety of inmates while in custody.
• Reduce inmate violence in correctional facilities.
• Provide inmates with access to health and mental health services.
• Efficiently manage bed capacity and cell maintenance and repair.
• Ensure timely transport of inmates to courts throughout the City.
• Ensure access to programs, including educational opportunities, drug
abuse programs, and vocational training.

• Notify crime victims when inmates are released and provide inmate
Scope of Agency Operations
The Department of Correction (DOC)
provides for the care, custody and control
of persons accused of crimes or convicted
and sentenced to one year or less of jail
time. The Department manages 15 inmate
facilities, 10 of which are on Rikers
Island, handles more than 100,000
admissions each year, and manages an
average daily inmate population of
approximately 14,000 individuals.

information to the public.

Preliminary Performance Highlights
• Violence in the jails continued to fall and is at its lowest levels since this
data was reliably tracked. Stabbing and slashing incidents dropped by 70

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percent during the reporting period from 20 to 6 incidents. Assaults on
staff decreased by 15 percent from 159 to 135, while assaults on staff
resulting in a hospital visit declined by 61 percent. Fight/assault
infractions dropped by 8 percent, from 2,352 to 2,174.
The Department performed 69,057 searches and recovered 536 weapons.
This represents an 8 percent increase in searches and a 36 percent decrease
in weapons recovered. The Department’s targeted search efforts through
the coordinated efforts of the Intelligence Unit and special search teams
have continued to serve as an effective means of reducing violence in the
jails.
While total incidents and allegations of use of force rose by 5 percent,
from 609 to 639, those incidents requiring medical treatment declined by
41 percent. This means that the composition of uses of force by level of
severity has changed, with the more serious uses of force declining from 8
percent to 4 percent of the total.
There were no suicides or escapes during the first four months of the fiscal
year.

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Provide a safe and secure environment for inmates and staff.
A c t u a l
FY091

4-Month
Actual
FY07

4-Month
Actual
FY08

FY05

FY06

FY07

Updated
FY081

Escapes

0

1

0

*

*

0

0

Suicides

5

3

2

*

*

0

0

Average cost per inmate per year ($)

$59,920

$66,085

$67,310

*

*

Annual Only

Searches

149,224

153,982

192,398

*

*

63,774

69,057

1,977

1,748

2,472

*

*

839

536

Performance Statistics

Weapons recovered
Stabbings and slashings

30

37

37

*

*

20

6

Assaults on staff

428

424

442

*

*

159

135

Fight/assault infractions

6,548

6,833

6,576

*

*

2,352

2,174

Jail-based arrests of inmates
Incidents and allegations of Department Use of Force
Inmate health clinic visits
- Average clinic waiting time (minutes)
Jail cells unavailable (short-term repair)(%)
Population as percent of capacity (%)
Inmates delivered to court
On-trial inmates delivered to court on time (%)
Critical Indicator

684

654

738

*

*

217

256

1,263

1,522

1,751

*

*

609

639

113,788

103,252

99,057

*

*

34,547

31,325

31

28

27

*

*

29

29

0.8%

0.8%

0.8%

1.0%

1.0%

0.8%

0.9%

96%

96%

95%

96%

96%

95%

96%

309,608

316,023

326,735

*

*

106,721

107,907

99.5%

99.8%

99.8%

95.0%

95.0%

99.8%

99.8%

1

311 related Numeric Target Bold - indicates revisions from the September 2007 MMR “NA” - means Not Available in this report

Provide access to services to prepare inmates for life after release.
A c t u a l
Performance Statistics

FY05

FY06

FY07

Inmates transported directly to community-based service
sites upon discharge through Rikers Island Discharge
Enhancement (RIDE) program

Updated
FY081

FY091

4-Month
Actual
FY07

4-Month
Actual
FY08

4,238

4,830

4,829

*

*

1,560

1,606

Average daily attendance in school programs

803

795

767

750

750

718

759

Average daily number of inmates in vocational skills training
programs

110

128

125

*

*

88

61

4-Month
Actual
FY08

Critical Indicator

1

311 related Numeric Target Bold - indicates revisions from the September 2007 MMR “NA” - means Not Available in this report

Provide correction-related services and information to the public.
A c t u a l
Performance Statistics

FY05

FY06

FY07

Victim Identification Notification Everyday (VINE) system
registrations

2,984

3,623

4,661

*

*

1,471

1,922

2,236

2,694

3,464

*

*

978

1,581

VINE confirmed notifications
1

Numeric Target

132

FY091

4-Month
Actual
FY07

Updated
FY081

311 related Bold - indicates revisions from the September 2007 MMR “NA” - means Not Available in this report

Inquiries Received by the 311 Customer Service Center
DIAL

The 311 Customer Service Center received 30,696 DOC-related inquiries from July through
October 2007. Agency performance measures related to the top inquiries in the table below are
noted with a “311-related” icon - a small telephone
symbol - in the Performance Statistics tables in this
Inquiries Received by 311
chapter.
35,000
30,696
27,462

28,000

Total

% of DOC
Inquiries

Inmate Information for Families of Inmates

14,200

46.3%

Rikers Island Property Pickup Request

13,301

43.3%

Discharge Planning and Social Services
for Former Inmates

Inquiries

Top 5 DOC - related inquiries:
21,000
14,000
7,000
0

Jul-Oct 2006

Jul-Oct 2007

1,408

4.6%

Become a Corrections Officer

417

1.4%

Inmate Status Report for Crime Victims

97

0.3%

FY091

4-Month
Actual
FY07

4-Month
Actual
FY08

Agency Resources
A c t u a l
Agency Resources

September
2007 MMR Updated
FY08
FY081

FY05

FY06

FY07

$820.0

$900.1

$949.8

$933.1

$978.0

$969.2

$324.0

$309.3

Revenues ($ millions)

$16.9

$18.3

$19.3

$17.1

$18.1

$9.5

$4.7

$5.5

Personnel (uniformed)

9,477

9,189

9,203

9,605

9,599

9,389

9,284

9,130

Personnel (civilian)

1,391

1,427

1,458

1,583

1,574

1,542

1,421

1,468

Expenditures ($ millions)

2

Overtime paid ($000)
Capital commitments ($ millions)
1

January 2008 Financial Plan

$61,669
$50.5

$69,920 $100,687
$91.7

$44.1

*

*

*

$33,223

$35,765

$109.8

$141.8

$136.8

$38.4

$12.8

Bold - revisions from the September 2007 MMR

“NA” - Not Available in this report

2

Expenditures include all funds. January Plan figures reflect modifications in federal, State, and other non-City funding since the adoption of the
2008 budget.

Noteworthy Changes, Additions or Deletions
• The Fiscal 2007 4-month actual figure for the indicator ‘Average daily attendance in school
programs’ has been revised from 716 to 718.

• The indicator ‘- Average inmate waiting time (minutes)’ has been revised to ‘- Average clinic waiting
time (minutes).’

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