OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sSB-1114

AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITY IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7258

File Copy No.: 742

Senate Calendar No.: 433


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Correction, Dept.

GF - Cost

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment results in a cost to the Department of Correction by limiting the Risk Reduction Earned Credit to exclude inmates convicted of certain manslaughter offenses. Currently there are approximately 350 inmates incarcerated who meet the criteria under the bill. To the extent that offenders are incarcerated longer under the changes to the risk reduction credit program, potential costs for incarceration will result.  On average, it costs the agency $50,690 (including benefits) to incarcerate an offender. There is no fiscal impact associated with requiring the warden of a correctional facility to review risk reduction credit records before an inmate is released.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.