Probation and parole are designed to lower prison populations and help people succeed in the community. New data show they are having the opposite effect. Until now, national data regarding the impact of probation violations on prison populations have been unavailable, resulting in a lopsided focus on parole. The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center recently engaged corrections and community supervision leaders in 50 states to develop the first complete picture of how probation and parole violations make up states’ prison populations.
This snapshot shows available supervision violation data for this state.
of prison admissions are for supervision violations
of people in prison are incarcerated for supervision violations
* Whether an incarceration is the result of a new offense or technical violation is often difficult and problematic to delineate, even in states with available data. Most states do not consider a supervision violation to be the result of a new offense unless a new felony conviction is present, meaning technical violations may include misdemeanor convictions or new arrests.
On any given day in , people are incarcerated as a result of a supervision violation at an annual cost to the state of $.
Technical supervision violations account for $ of this total amount,
and new offense supervision violations make up $.
These figures do not account for the substantial local costs of keeping people in jail for supervision violations.
This state was not able to provide the following data at the time of data collection.