Adult Correctional Population Data (ACPD)
The Adult Correctional Population Data are obtained from the WV Division of Corrections (DOC) Central Office where the information is collected and maintained. The data available here are compiled in the DOC’s automated Inmate Management Information System (IMIS) and are also a part of the National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP). From these data you are able to generate statistics on adult offenders in the custody of the WV Division of Corrections as well as annual commitments to and releases from custody.
The DOC’s automated Inmate Management Information System replaced an older “tracking” system in February 2005. Both systems have been utilized by the DOC to record information about the inmates in their physical custody. Institutional staff uses the system to manage the prison population with such tasks as classification, movement within the system, programming, sentencing, and date calculations. The system contains basic demographic information, as well as sentence, intake, parole eligibility, and release dates for each inmate.
The National Corrections Reporting Program is a federal program coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics and is used to collect data from state correctional systems. Each institution submits standard NCRP forms for every inmate admitted to and released from physical custody of the DOC. There are three reports that comprise the NCRP: Prisoner Admissions Report, Prisoner Release Report, and the Parole Release Report. These forms are collected and entered by the DOC Central Office; a data extract is then forwarded to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
The SAC uses IMIS data and other sources to produce the annual correctional population forecast and update reports. Due to differences in data extraction dates, figures obtained here may differ slightly from those found in annual publications. Data from the following segments are available to query.
Stock Segment: Includes information on all inmates in the custody of the DOC as of June 30th of the selected year. Statistics are generated by broad or specific offense categories. The data can also be filtered by sentencing county, sentence type, location within the DOC system, and other inmate demographics.
Commitment Segment: Includes information on all inmates committed to the legal custody of the DOC for the selected year. Statistics are generated by broad or specific offense categories. The data can also be filtered by sentencing county, sentence type, and other inmate demographics.
Release Segment: Includes information on all inmates released from the legal custody of the DOC for the selected year. Statistics are generated by broad or specific offense categories. The data can also be filtered by sentencing county, sentence type, release type, time in custody, and other inmate demographics.
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