LAO 2005-06 Budget Analysis: Judiciary/Criminal Justice Issue-By-Issue TOC Analysis of the 2005-06 Budget Bill
Judiciary/Criminal Justice Issue-By-Issue Contents


Expenditure Proposal and Trends

Spending by Major Program

Major Budget Changes

Crosscutting Issues

Proposition 69-DNA Collection


Implementation of Proposition 69

DOJ Proposal Appears Reasonable

CDC and Youth Authority Proposals Are Overestimated

State Does Not Make Full Use of Foreign Inmate Transfer Program

Departmental Issues

Judicial Branch (0250)

Legislative Action Required to Backfill for Expiring Fees

Technical Budget Adjustments Required

Newly Identified Mandate Review

Grand Jury Proceedings Mandates

Department of Justice (0820)

Equipment Overbudgeted

Department of Corrections (5240)

Budget Overview

Budget Proposal

Inmate and Parole Population Management Issues

Inmate Population Projected to Increase Slightly

Caseload May Require Further Adjustment

Disciplinary Confinement Practices At CDC Need Improvement


Inmate Violence and Other Serious Offenses

Why Prison Violence Matters

Types of Disciplinary Confinement in CDC

Disciplinary Confinement Practice Shortcomings

No Evidence that CDC's Methods Reduce Prison Violence

CDC Does Not Utilize Risk Assessment for Inmates

Disciplinary Confinement Policies Do Not Target Most Dangerous Inmates

CDC Provides Few Transition Programs


Develop Standard Policies Designed to Target Worst Inmates

Assess Options to Achieve Budget Year Savings

Develop Programs Designed to Reduce Serious Inmate Offenses


Correctional Administration

Various Proposals Need Modification

CDC Overutilizes Custody Employees in Headquarters

Current Practice Is Inefficient

LAO Recommendations

Correctional Medical Care

Inmate Medical Proposal Consistent With Court Order


Issues for Legislative Consideration

The Bottom Line

Accessing Federal Funds for Prenatal Services

Federal Option Opens the Door to State Savings For Incarcerated Women

Board of Corrections (5430)

Position Justification Required

Department of the Youth Authority (5460)

Budget Proposal

Who Is in the Youth Authority?

Population Issues

Ward and Parolee Populations Projected to Decline: Projections Will Be Updated in May

Camp Closures

Proposal to Close Camps Has Merit, But Camp Conversion Needs Legislative Review