Prison Overcrowding: North Carolina

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from North Carolina’s Department of Corrections, 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

DOC COSTS

  • Annual budget – $60.87 per day, $1.3 billion per year
  • Cost of minimum custody per inmate – $79.27 per day, $22,218 per year
  • Cost of medium custody per inmate – $89.17 per day, $28, 934 per year
  • Cost of close custody per inmate – $32,547 per year

COST OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS SUPERVISION

  • Community/Intermediate Supervision – $2.37 per day, $866 per year
  • Intensive Supervision – $16.71 per day, $6,099 per year
  • Electronic House Arrest – $ 8.43 per day, $3,007 per year
  • Community Service Work Program – $0.83  per day, $303 per year
  • Criminal Justice Partnership Program – $14.77 per day, $5,391 per year
  • Sex Offender (GPS) – $25.84 per day, $9,432 per year

COST OF TREATMENT

  • Drug/Alcohol Recovery Treatment Program – In-prison treatment – $15.37 per day
  • Drug Alcohol Recovery Treatment Program – DWI offenders – $52.54 per day
  • Private Treatment Beds – $79.87 per day

DOC STAFF and POPULATION 2009

  • Total department active personnel over – 20,000
  • Total number of facilities – 79
  • Prison  Inmates – 41,223
  • Probationers – 110,586
  • Parolees – 3,113
  • Total – 154,922
  • Currently Escaped – 167

Organization of state divisions, view here.

OVERCROWDING QUICK FACTS

POINTS OF CONTACT

Organization of DOC Executive Staff, view here.

NEWS AND MEDIA

Nearly 1,000 positions cut from state corrections, read more.

HELPFUL LINKS

North Carolina Department of Corrections

Aging Inmate Study

Overcrowded Jails

See also:

North Dakota Prison Overcrowding