News and Analysis
New! House Proposal - Changes to Penalties for Drug Crimes
HB 5666 - Revising Sentencing for Non-Violent Offenders with Less Than Four Months Stay
HB 6193 - Sentence Enhancements for Unlawful Use of a Weapon (UUW) Offenses
SB 2295 - Justice Reinvestment Fund; Changes to the Criminal Code (Partial Analysis Due to Data Limitations)
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 2015 and June 30, 2015 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.