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i_jailfunding_2017a_2017-09-11t13:02:28z5 Hearing Summary

Date: 09/11/2017

Location: SCR 357


State Reimbursements to County Jails


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04:13 PM -- State Reimbursements to County Jails

Deb Goheen, Budget Director, Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC), described DOC's process for reimbursing county jails. She explained that DOC reimburses for several classes of jail inmates: newly committed offenders, community regressives (people returning to prison from community corrections), parolees who commit new crimes, and technical parole violators.

Committee members discussed with Ms. Goheen the transport of inmates between county jails and DOC facilities, the length of time DOC inmates spend in county jails, and prison bed availability in the state.

04:36 PM

Steve Allen, Joint Budget Committee Staff, presented to the committee on the state's reimbursement rates for county jails. He provided a memo on how the rate is set (Attachment H).


Ms. Goheen and Mr. Allen discussed the services provided in DOC prisons and in county jails, in response to a committee member question. Discussion continued regarding the actual costs of holding inmates in county jails. Ms. Goheen commented on health services paid for by DOC and other DOC costs.

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