Mr. Greg Sobetski, Legislative Council Staff, presented the December 2018 prison population forecast, created by Legislative Council Staff. The forecast may be accessed at: https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/dec2018forecast.pdf
(see page 55). Committee members received a packet of slides forming the basis for the presentation (Attachment A). Mr. Sobetski discussed some factors that resulted in the prison population exceeding the June 2018 forecast, and the level of increase that took place. He also discussed population trends in recent fiscal years. Mr. Sobetski discussed the population growth rates among the male and female populations. Discussion ensued regarding factors that may be leading to an increase in the female offender population, and the balance of the offender population that is not in state-run prisons.