2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:827.2 - Data collection and reporting requirements

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:827.2 (2018)

§827.2. Data collection and reporting requirements

            A.(1) In addition to other duties imposed upon the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, it shall be the duty of the department, in conjunction with the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice, to collect, track, analyze, forecast, and distribute data relative to prison admissions, sentencing, habitual offender sentencing, parole, community supervision, medical furlough, certified treatment and rehabilitation programs, workforce development work release programs, and cost savings and reinvestment.

            (2) The department shall provide the information described in Subsection D of this Section to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget and the commissioner of administration by June 30, 2018, and shall provide updated information annually thereafter.

            (3) The department shall make the information described in Paragraphs (D)(1) through (6) of this Section publicly available by June 30, 2018, and shall update the information annually thereafter.

            B. The department may enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement or memorandum of understanding with a third-party provider to assist with the collection, tracking, analysis, forecasting, and distribution of the data and information collected pursuant to the provisions of this Section.

            C. The department is authorized to adopt rules or regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this Section.

            D. The information collected by the department, in conjunction with the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice, shall include but not be limited to the following:

            (1) With respect to prison admissions: the total prison population and the total number of individuals admitted to prison by offense type, type of admission, prior criminal history, and, if measured upon intake, by risk assessment score and risk assessment tool.

            (2) With respect to parole and release from prison: the average length of stay in prison organized by offense type and by type of admission, the total number of individuals released from prison organized by type of release, the total number of parole hearings held, and the recidivism rate of individuals released from prison.

            (3) With respect to the population of individuals on probation or parole supervision: the total number of supervision intakes by offense type and by risk assessment score, the average sentence length for persons on probation by offense type, and the total number of supervision discharges by discharge type.

            (4) With respect to those individuals on probation or parole supervision who violate a condition of their release or commit a new offense: the average amount of time credited to either their suspended sentence or the remainder of their sentence from time spent on supervision, the average amount of time credited to either their suspended sentence or the remainder of their sentence from time spent awaiting trial pre-revocation, the total number of non-jail administrative sanctions administered, and the total number of, and average length of stay in jail for, administrative jail sanctions issued.

            (5) With respect to certified treatment and rehabilitation programs (CTRP), pursuant to R.S. 15:828: the total number of individuals who are awarded earned credits from CTRP, the percentage of eligible individuals who are awarded earned credits from CTRP, the average amount of credits individuals earn from CTRP, and the number of certified treatment and rehabilitation programs offered at facilities housing inmates under the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

            (6) With respect to workforce development work release program, pursuant to R.S. 15:711, 1111, and 1199.9: the total number of individuals who participate in a workforce development work release program, the percentage of eligible individuals who participate in a workforce development work release program, and the average amount of awarded earned credits for participation in a workforce development work release program.

            (7) With respect to reinvestment and savings: the total amount of annual savings achieved as a result of legislation relative to the criminal justice system enacted in the 2017 Regular Session of the Legislature and thereafter, the total amount of funds deemed a bona fide obligation pursuant to R.S. 15:827.3, and the entities that received reinvestment funds, the dollar amounts directed to each, and a description of how the funding was used.

            Acts 2017, No. 261, §1.

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