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
- 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
- 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
Organization of DOC Executive Staff, view here.
NEWS AND MEDIA
Reform called for as Nebraska prisons reach dangerous overcrowding numbers, read more.