SUBTRACTING PRISONERS FROM THE ADDRESS OF INCARCERATION
proper Census Bureau identication inormation (county, tract, and block number) was assignedto each acility. These blocks were urther examined using GOOGLE Maps (satellite view) todetermine what was physically present on that block.DOCCS provided inmate records or 68 acilities, though today there are 67 identied DOCCSacilities. One correctional acility has been closed since April 1, 2010, Lyon Mountain CorrectionalFacility located in the town o Lyon Mountain in Clinton County. The closure o Lyon MountainCorrectional Facility reduced the DOCCS Facility Listing rom 68 acilities to 67 acilities.
The total number o people identied by DOCCS as being under their jurisdiction on April 1, 2010was 58,237. Each o those 58,237 was identied with a unique identication number in the listsprovided to LATFOR.
The Census Bureau released on April 20, 2011, inormation on what it calls group quarterswhich include adult correctional acilities including ederal, state and local acilities, alternative toincarceration programs both state and local, military dormitories, college dormitories, group homesor people with developmental disabilities, etc. The Bureau provides a count o the number opeople in dierent types o group quarters including the count orthe category “adult correctionalacilities.” (Variable p042003) This census dataset does not include acility name or addressidentiers but instead uses census geography to identiy the block where the census has identieda group quarters.Moreover, the Census Bureau adult correctional acilities count (reported as Variable p042003)does not distinguish between state prison acilities, county and local jails, ederal prisons,Immigration and Customs Enorcement (ICE) detention acilities, and specialized acilities housingindividuals held in acilities operated by New York State Oce o Mental Health who have beendeemed incompetent to stand trial because o mental deect or illness.The Bureau reported that 186 blocks (county, tract, block) have adult correctional acilitiesresidents with a total number o residents o 117,717 people—not all o whom are covered byChapter 57. (See below)
Census group quarters data reconciliation with DOCCS prisoner and facility list andadjustment to affected block populations:
Census bureau group quarters data, released onApril 20, 2011 contains adult correctional population numbers (variable p042003) or 186 blocksin New York State. A visual examination o all 186 blocks was completed. This process includedprinting maps o all 186 blocks that included county, town, block and street lines as well as the
Although the minimum portion o Butler Correctional Facility was also closed in the same year, because the medium portion o Butler CorrectionalFacility remains in operation, no change to the number o correctional acilities occurs as a result o the minimum unit’s closure. In addition, up to sevencorrectional acilities shall close in the coming year.