Criminal street gangs.
Source of Expenditure Increase:
The creation of a new criminal offense for intimidation in furtherance of the interests of a criminal street gang creates a potential cost for any supervision required as a result of a sentence of probation for that offense. The cost for traditional supervision of a probationer is approximately $1,100 per year, while the cost of supervision for a probationer under the intensive supervision program is approximately $7,300 per year. The addition of inscription of graffiti to property destruction and defacement creates a potential cost for any supervision or incarceration required as a result of that offense. Each year of incarceration, per inmate, will cost the State, in current dollars, approximately $33,000 for the cost of incarceration and approximately $10,680 for medical costs.
There are no current measures that would allow for an accurate prediction of the number of individuals sentenced pursuant to the proposed legislation.
Prepared by: Brian Farmer, Department of Corrections Phone: 777-5983
The fiscal impact to the judicial system is indeterminable due to an unknown number of cases.
Prepared by: Joann Stockdale, Supreme Court Phone: 777-7581