Prison Overcrowding: Nebraska

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from Nebraska’s Department of Correctional Services, an overview of the state’s prison overcrowding dilemma, as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem.

Facts and Figures 2008-2009

DOC COSTS

  • Annual budget – $165,394,381
  • Average annual cost per inmate – $27,289

 

DOC STAFF and POPULATION

  • Total department active personnel – 2,358
  • Total number of correctional institutions – 10
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction – 4,427
  • Average age – 31.73

PAROLE

  • Facilities – 8
  • Officers – 38
  • Population – 1,174
  • Average cost of supervising a parolee – $3,206
  • Prisons compete with private industry – Yes

OVERCROWDING QUICK FACTS

  • As of July 30, 2009, Nebraska prisons were running at 139.34% capacity

POINTS OF CONTACT

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
P.O. Box 94661
Lincoln, NE 68509-4661
(402) 471-2654

Organization of DOC Executive Staff, view here.

NEWS AND MEDIA

  • Reform called for as Nebraska prisons reach dangerous overcrowding numbers, read more.

HELPFUL LINKS

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

See also:

Nevada Prison Overcrowding