News and Analysis
New! Senate Bill 1848 Elimination of Felony Sentence for Narcotic Violations under 1 Gram
New! House Bill 4123 Changes to Truth in Sentencing Restrictions
Five New Sentencing Policy Advisory Council Fiscal Impact Analysis Reports Available
Highlights

Infographic: Prison Resource Consumption by Offense Class

Infographic: Prison Resource Consumption by Offense Class

To illustrate how different offense classes consume resources, SPAC analyzed the data for the average number of exits in each class for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

IDOC Admissions, Exits, and Population Pie Charts

IDOC Admissions, Exits, and Population Pie Charts

IDOC Admissions, Exits, and Population Pie Charts highlights data from State Fiscal Year 2014 and June 30, 2014 Admissions data.

Supplement: Victimization Costs in Bill Fiscal Impact Analyses

Supplement: Victimization Costs in Bill Fiscal Impact Analyses

For the first time this year SPAC is incorporating victimization costs into its analyses. The victimization costs utilized are from the seminal study by the NIJ.

Offender Profiles

Offender Profiles

Who is the average inmate coming out of state prison? What crime did he or she commit? How long did he or she spend in the system? What was his or her experience? To begin answering these questions, SPAC analyzed state prison releases to create an average “profile” using the most often occurring characteristics, as well as average and median lengths of stay.